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dc.contributor.authorLaughlin, Daniel C.
dc.contributor.authorJoshi, Chaitanya
dc.contributor.authorvan Bodegom, Peter M.
dc.contributor.authorBastow, Zachary A.
dc.contributor.authorFulé, Peter Z.
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T23:33:38Z
dc.date.available2012-09-20T23:33:38Z
dc.date.copyright2012-08-21
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationLaughlin, D. C., Joshi, C., van Bodegom, P. M., Bastow, Z. A. & Fulé, P. Z. (2012). A predictive model of community assembly that incorporates intraspecific trait variation. Ecology Letters, 15(11), 1291-1299.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1461-0248
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/6649
dc.description.abstractCommunity assembly involves two antagonistic processes that select functional traits in opposite directions. Environmental filtering tends to increase the functional similarity of species within communities leading to trait convergence, whereas competition tends to limit the functional similarity of species within communities leading to trait divergence. Here, we introduce a new hierarchical Bayesian model that incorporates intraspecific trait variation into a predictive framework to unify classic coexistence theory and evolutionary biology with recent trait-based approaches. Model predictions exhibited a significant positive correlation (r = 0.66) with observed relative abundances along a 10 °C gradient in mean annual temperature. The model predicted the correct dominant species in half of the plots, and accurately reproduced species' temperature optimums. The framework is generalizable to any ecosystem as it can accommodate any species pool, any set of functional traits and multiple environmental gradients, and it eliminates some of the criticisms associated with recent trait-based community assembly models.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWileyen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofEcology Letters
dc.subjectAssembly rulesen_NZ
dc.subjectBark thicknessen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental filteringen_NZ
dc.subjectHierarchical Bayesian modelen_NZ
dc.subjectLimiting similarityen_NZ
dc.subjectMaximum entropyen_NZ
dc.subjectSpecific leaf areaen_NZ
dc.subjectTrait convergenceen_NZ
dc.subjectTrait divergenceen_NZ
dc.subjectWood densityen_NZ
dc.titleA predictive model of community assembly that incorporates intraspecific trait variationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01852.xen_NZ
pubs.elements-id38063


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