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Christopher Baraloto

Director | International Center for Tropical Botany
Associate Professor | Biological Sciences



Esquivel‐Muelbert, Adriane, et al. "Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change." Global change biology 25.1 (2019): 39-56.

Draper, Frederick C., et al. "Dominant tree species drive beta diversity patterns in Western Amazonia." Ecology (2019): e02636.

Fichaux, Mélanie, et al. "Habitats shape taxonomic and functional composition of Neotropical ant assemblages." Oecologia (2019): 1-13.


Draper, Frederick C., et al. "Running head: Tree dominance and beta diversity Dominant tree species drive beta diversity patterns in Western Amazonia." Ecology (2018).

Bruelheide, Helge, et al. "Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities." Nature ecology & evolution 2.12 (2018): 1906.

Moreno-Martínez, Álvaro, et al. "A methodology to derive global maps of leaf traits using remote sensing and climate data." Remote Sensing of Environment 218 (2018): 69-88.

Hogan, J. Aaron, et al. "Understanding the recruitment response of juvenile Neotropical trees to logging intensity using functional traits." Ecological Applications 28.8 (2018): 1998-2010.

Perez, Timothy M., et al. "Botanic gardens are an untapped resource for studying the functional ecology of tropical plants." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374.1763 (2018): 20170390.

Bruelheide, Helge, et al. "sP lot–a new tool for global vegetation analyses." Journal of Vegetation Science (2018).

Draper, Frederick C., et al. "Imaging spectroscopy predicts variable distance decay across contrasting Amazonian tree communities." Journal of Ecology (2018).

Santiago, Louis S., et al. "Coordination and trade‐offs among hydraulic safety, efficiency and drought avoidance traits in Amazonian rainforest canopy tree species." New Phytologist 218.3 (2018): 1015-1024.

Gomes, Vitor HF, et al. "Species Distribution Modelling: Contrasting presence-only models with plot abundance data." Scientific reports 8.1 (2018): 1003.

Vleminckx, Jason, et al. "Divergent secondary metabolites and habitat filtering both contribute to tree species coexistence in the Peruvian Amazon." Frontiers in plant science 9 (2018): 836.


Fukami, T., Nakajima, M., Fortunel, C., Fine, P. V., Baraloto, C., Russo, S. E., & Peay, K. G. (2017). Geographical variation in community divergence: insights from tropical forest monodominance by ectomycorrhizal trees. The American Naturalist, 190(S1), S000-S000.

Selaya, N. Galia, et al. "Economically important species dominate aboveground carbon storage in forests of southwestern Amazonia." Ecology and Society 22.2 (2017).

Grau, Oriol, et al. "Nutrient-cycling mechanisms other than the direct absorption from soil may control forest structure and dynamics in poor Amazonian soils." Scientific Reports 7 (2017): 45017.

Levis, Carolina, et al. "Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition." Science 355.6328 (2017): 925-931.

Bastias, Cristina C., et al. "Intraspecific leaf trait variability along a boreal-to-tropical community diversity gradient." PloS one 12.2 (2017): e0172495.

Baker, Timothy R., et al. "Maximising Synergy among Tropical Plant Systematists, Ecologists, and Evolutionary Biologists." Trends in Ecology & Evolution (2017).

Sullivan, Martin JP, et al. "Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome." Scientific reports 7 (2017): 39102.


Piponiot, Camille, et al. "Carbon recovery dynamics following disturbance by selective logging in Amazonian forests." eLife 5 (2016): e21394.

De Souza, Fernanda Coelho, et al. "Evolutionary heritage influences Amazon tree ecology." Proc. R. Soc. B. Vol. 283. No. 1844. The Royal Society, 2016.

Johnson, Michelle O., et al. "Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of above‐ground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models." Global change biology 22.12 (2016): 3996-4013.

Liang, Jingjing, et al. "Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests." Science 354.6309 (2016): aaf8957.

Fortunel, Claire, et al. "There's no place like home: seedling mortality contributes to the habitat specialisation of tree species across Amazonia." Ecology letters19.10 (2016): 1256-1266.

Feldpausch, T. R., et al. "Amazon forest response to repeated droughts." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30.7 (2016): 964-982.

Courtois, Elodie A., et al. "Evolutionary patterns of volatile terpene emissions across 202 tropical tree species." Ecology and evolution 6.9 (2016): 2854-2864.

Leitao, Rafael P., et al. "Rare species contribute disproportionately to the functional structure of species assemblages." Proc. R. Soc. B. Vol. 283. No. 1828. The Royal Society, 2016.

Santiago, L. S., et al. "Hydraulic Traits of Amazonian Canopy Tree Species: Empirical Parameterizations for Earth System Models." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2016.

Doughty, Christopher E., et al. "Interdependency of plants and animals in controlling the sodium balance of ecosystems and the impacts of global defaunation." Ecography 39.2 (2016): 204-212.

Verheyen, Kris, et al. "Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations." Ambio 45.1 (2016): 29-41.

Kunstler, Georges, et al. "Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition." Nature 529.7585 (2016): 204.

Díaz, Sandra, et al. "The global spectrum of plant form and function." Nature 529.7585 (2016): 167.

Engel, Julien, Louise Brousseau, and Christopher Baraloto. "GuiaTreeKey, a multi-access electronic key to identify tree genera in French Guiana." PhytoKeys 68 (2016): 27.

Fine, Paul VA, and Christopher Baraloto. "Habitat Endemism in White‐sand Forests: Insights into the Mechanisms of Lineage Diversification and Community Assembly of the Neotropical Flora." Biotropica 48.1 (2016): 24-33.

Lamarre, Greg, et al. "Phylogenetic Overdispersion in Lepidoptera Communities of Amazonian White‐sand Forests." Biotropica 48.1 (2016): 101-109.

Guevara, Juan Ernesto, et al. "Low Phylogenetic Beta Diversity and Geographic Neo‐endemism in Amazonian White‐sand Forests." Biotropica 48.1 (2016): 34-46.

Lamarre, Greg, et al. "Taxonomic and functional composition of arthropod assemblages across contrasting Amazonian forests." Journal of Animal Ecology 85.1 (2016): 227-239


Siefert, Andrew, et al. "A global meta‐analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities." Ecology Letters 18.12 (2015): 1406-1419.

Baraloto, Christopher, et al. "Effects of road infrastructure on forest value across a tri-national Amazonian frontier." Biological Conservation 191 (2015): 674-681.

Allie, Elodie, et al. "Pervasive local-scale tree-soil habitat association in a tropical forest community." PloS one 10.11 (2015): e0141488.

Vedel, Vincent, et al. "Day-time vs. night-time sampling does not affect estimates of spider diversity across a land use gradient in the Neotropics." Journal of Arachnology 43.3 (2015): 413-416.

Ter Steege, Hans, et al. "Estimating the global conservation status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species." Science advances 1.10 (2015): e1500936.

Honorio Coronado, Eurídice N., et al. "Phylogenetic diversity of Amazonian tree communities." Diversity and Distributions 21.11 (2015): 1295-1307.

Maréchaux, Isabelle, et al. "Drought tolerance as predicted by leaf water potential at turgor loss point varies strongly across species within an Amazonian forest." Functional Ecology 29.10 (2015): 1268-1277.

Paine, C. E., Christopher Baraloto, and Sandra Diaz. "Optimal strategies for sampling functional traits in species‐rich forests." Functional Ecology 29.10 (2015): 1325-1331.

Rutishauser, Ervan, et al. "Rapid tree carbon stock recovery in managed Amazonian forests." Current Biology 25.18 (2015): R787-R788.

Paine, C. E., et al. "Globally, functional traits are weak predictors of juvenile tree growth, and we do not know why." Journal of Ecology 103.4 (2015): 978-989.

Fauset, Sophie, et al. "Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling." Nature communications6 (2015): ncomms7857.

Brienen, Roel Jacobus Wilhelmus, et al. "Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink." Nature 519.7543 (2015): 344-348.

Alvarado, Swanni Tatiana, et al. Écologie tropicale: de l'ombre à la lumière. Le Cherche midi; CNRS, 2015.

Maréchaux, Isabelle, et al. "Drought tolerance as predicted by leaf water potential at turgor loss point varies strongly across species within an Amazonian forest." Functional Ecology 29.10 (2015): 1268-1277.

Falster, Daniel S., et al. "BAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants." (2015).

Sist, Plinio, et al. "The Tropical managed Forests Observatory: a research network addressing the future of tropical logged forests." Applied vegetation science 18.1 (2015): 171-174.


Guitet, Stéphane, et al. "Estimating tropical tree diversity indices from forestry surveys: A method to integrate taxonomic uncertainty." Forest Ecology and Management 328 (2014): 270-281.

Rockwell, Cara A., et al. "Logging in bamboo-dominated forests in southwestern Amazonia: Caveats and opportunities for smallholder forest management." Forest ecology and management 315 (2014): 202-210.

Baraloto, Christopher, et al. "Trade-offs among forest value components in community forests of southwestern Amazonia." Ecology and Society 19.4 (2014).

Wagner, Fabien, et al. "Are commonly measured functional traits involved in tropical tree responses to climate?." International Journal of Ecology 2014 (2014).

Lamarre, Greg PA, et al. "Leaf synchrony and insect herbivory among tropical tree habitat specialists." Plant ecology215.2 (2014): 209-220.  

Fortunel, Claire, et al. "Wood specific gravity and anatomy of branches and roots in 113 Amazonian rainforest tree species across environmental gradients." New Phytologist 202.1 (2014): 79-94.

Fortunel, Claire, et al. "Environmental factors predict community functional composition in Amazonian forests." Journal of Ecology 102.1 (2014): 145-155.