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dc.creatorLobo Segura, Jorge A.
dc.creatorQuesada Avendaño, Mauricio
dc.creatorStoner, Kathryn E
dc.creatorFuchs Castillo, Eric J.
dc.creatorHerrerías Diego, Yvonne
dc.creatorRojas, Julissa
dc.creatorSaborío Rodríguez, Guido Alonso
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-05T20:28:47Z
dc.date.available2019-09-05T20:28:47Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.issn1537-2197
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/79007
dc.description.abstractWe compared phenological patterns of tree species of the family Bombacaceae in three seasonal forests in Mexico and Costa Rica whose dry seasons vary in duration and intensity. The objectives were to (1) determine intraspecific variation in phenology between sites in different geographic locations with different precipitation regimes, (2) compare interspecific phenological patterns within sites during one year, and (3) document seasonal pollinator use of floral resources at one site in relation to the flowering phenology of these species. To determine the sequence of phenological events in trees of the family Bombacaceae across three study sites, phenology of marked individuals was recorded every 2 wk from September 2000 through August 2001 for six species. To estimate the importance of bombacaceous species in the diet of nectarivorous bats, pollen samples were collected from the bodies or feces of bats once every 2 wk during flowering. Our study suggests that phenological patterns of the Bombacaceae family in Neotropical dry forests are mainly constrained by phylogenetic membership and adaptive selective pressures associated with competition for pollinators. Abiotic factors related to precipitation and soil water content appear to be regulating leaf flushing and abscission, but the principal causes of flowering are related to ultimate factors associated with competition for pollinators. This study is the first that evaluates the phenological pattern of species and genera of the same family at different latitudes in a similar life zone.en
dc.description.sponsorshipConsejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, México
dc.description.sponsorshipDirección General de Asuntos del Personal Académico at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Science
dc.description.sponsorshipVicerrectoría de Investigación from the Universidad de Costa Rica
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAmerican journal of botany 90(7):1054-1063
dc.subjectBombacaceaeen
dc.subjectCosta Ricaen
dc.subjectMexicoen
dc.subjectnectarivorous batsen
dc.subjectNeotropicsen
dc.subjectphenologyen
dc.subjectplant reproductionen
dc.subjectpollinator competitionen
dc.titleFactors affecting phenological patterns of bombacaceous trees in seasonal forests in Costa Rica and Mexicoen
dc.typeartículo científico
dc.identifier.doi10.3732/ajb.90.7.1054
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biología
dc.identifier.codproyecto111-99-319


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