L Poorter

Summary

Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Leaf traits are good predictors of plant performance across 53 rain forest species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 87:1733-43. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Light-dependent changes in the relationship between seed mass and seedling traits: a meta-analysis for rain forest tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 142:378-87. 2005
  3. doi request reprint The importance of wood traits and hydraulic conductance for the performance and life history strategies of 42 rainforest tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 185:481-92. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Leaf traits show different relationships with shade tolerance in moist versus dry tropical forests
    Lourens Poorter
    Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, PO Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 181:890-900. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Leaf size and leaf display of thirty-eight tropical tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Center for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 158:35-46. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five neotropical forests
    L Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group and Resource Ecology Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 89:1908-20. 2008
  7. pmc The relationships of wood-, gas- and water fractions of tree stems to performance and life history variation in tropical trees
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Center for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ann Bot 102:367-75. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Resprouting as a persistence strategy of tropical forest trees: relations with carbohydrate storage and shade tolerance
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 91:2613-27. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate storage and light requirements of tropical moist and dry forest tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 88:1000-11. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Are species adapted to their regeneration niche, adult niche, or both?
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 169:433-42. 2007

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Leaf traits are good predictors of plant performance across 53 rain forest species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 87:1733-43. 2006
    ..This continuum in leaf traits, through its effect on plant performance, in turn gives rise to a continuum in species' light requirements...
  2. ncbi request reprint Light-dependent changes in the relationship between seed mass and seedling traits: a meta-analysis for rain forest tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 142:378-87. 2005
    ..Seed mass appears to be a good proxy for the shade tolerance of tropical tree species, especially at the younger stages of the life cycle...
  3. doi request reprint The importance of wood traits and hydraulic conductance for the performance and life history strategies of 42 rainforest tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 185:481-92. 2010
    ..Vessel traits and wood density are therefore important components of the performance and life history strategies of tropical tree species...
  4. doi request reprint Leaf traits show different relationships with shade tolerance in moist versus dry tropical forests
    Lourens Poorter
    Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, PO Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 181:890-900. 2009
    ..In the moist evergreen forest leaf traits underlying the growth-survival trade-off are important, whereas in the seasonally deciduous forest leaf traits underlying the growth trade-off between low and high light might become important...
  5. doi request reprint Leaf size and leaf display of thirty-eight tropical tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Center for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 158:35-46. 2008
    ..This suggests that the leaf size spectrum overrules more subtle variation caused by the leaf economics spectrum, and that leaf size represents a more important strategy axis than previously thought...
  6. ncbi request reprint Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five neotropical forests
    L Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group and Resource Ecology Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 89:1908-20. 2008
    ..The consistency of these results strongly suggests that tropical rain forest species face similar trade-offs in different sites and converge on similar sets of solutions...
  7. pmc The relationships of wood-, gas- and water fractions of tree stems to performance and life history variation in tropical trees
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Center for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ann Bot 102:367-75. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Resprouting as a persistence strategy of tropical forest trees: relations with carbohydrate storage and shade tolerance
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 91:2613-27. 2010
    ..These links with shade tolerance are important in the moist evergreen forest, which casts a deep, more persistent shade, but tend to diminish in dry deciduous forest where light is a less limiting resource...
  9. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate storage and light requirements of tropical moist and dry forest tree species
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 88:1000-11. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Are species adapted to their regeneration niche, adult niche, or both?
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 169:433-42. 2007
    ..This suggests that, although the regeneration phase is short, it has a long-lasting effect on the form and shape of plant species...
  11. ncbi request reprint Architecture of 54 moist-forest tree species: traits, trade-offs, and functional groups
    Lourens Poorter
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Ecology 87:1289-301. 2006
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  12. ncbi request reprint Leaf traits and herbivory rates of tropical tree species differing in successional status
    L Poorter
    Department of Plant Ecology, Utrecht University, P O Box 80084, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 6:746-54. 2004
    ..Surprisingly, most species traits change linearly with succession, while resource availability (light, nutrients) declines exponentially with succession...
  13. ncbi request reprint Leaf traits determine the growth-survival trade-off across rain forest tree species
    F J Sterck
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 167:758-65. 2006
    ..These results show how leaf trade-offs influence differential tree performance and tree species' coexistence in a heterogeneous light environment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Wood mechanics, allometry, and life-history variation in a tropical rain forest tree community
    H A van Gelder
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University, PO Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 171:367-78. 2006
    ..Light demand and adult stature affect wood properties, tree architecture and plant performance in different ways, contributing to the coexistence of rain forest species...
  15. doi request reprint The intermediate disturbance hypothesis applies to tropical forests, but disturbance contributes little to tree diversity
    Frans Bongers
    Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, PO Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecol Lett 12:798-805. 2009
    ..While diversity indeed peaks at intermediate disturbance levels little variation is explained outside dry forests, and disturbance is less important for species richness patterns in wet tropical rain forests than previously thought...
  16. ncbi request reprint Functional traits and environmental filtering drive community assembly in a species-rich tropical system
    Edwin Lebrija-Trejos
    Wageningen University, Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, P O Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ecology 91:386-98. 2010
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  17. pmc Relationships among ecologically important dimensions of plant trait variation in seven neotropical forests
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Ann Bot 99:1003-15. 2007
    ..Here we investigated relationships among several traits, and thus the strategy dimensions they represented, across 2134 woody species from seven Neotropical forests...
  18. pmc Seedling growth strategies in Bauhinia species: comparing lianas and trees
    Zhi Quan Cai
    Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla 666303, China
    Ann Bot 100:831-8. 2007
    ..This study determines the differences in growth patterns, biomass allocation and leaf traits in five closely related liana and tree species of the genus Bauhinia...