A Plant Ecology & Physiology Literature Guide: What to Read by the Ones that Write on it

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Ecology of Lianas

Recommendations by: Stefan Schnitzer. Assistant Professor. Department of Biological Sciences. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Journal papers

Putz, F.E. 1984. The natural history of lianas on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Ecology 65:1713-1724.

Schnitzer, S.A. and F. Bongers (2002). The ecology of lianas and their role in forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17: 223-230.

Schnitzer, S.A. (2005). A mechanistic explanation for global patterns of liana abundance and distribution. The American Naturalist, 166: 262-276.

Pérez-Salicrup, D. R. and M. G. Barker. 2000. Effect of liana cutting on water potential and growth of Senna multijuga (Caesalpiniodae) trees in a Bolivian tropical forest. Oecologia. 124:369-475.

Gerwing, J.J., S.A. Schnitzer, R.J. Burnham, F. Bongers, J. Chave, S.J. DeWalt, C.E.N. Ewango, R. Foster, D. Kenfack, M. Martinez-Ramos, M. Parren, N. Parthasarathy, D.R. Perez-Salicrup, F.E. Putz, D.W. Thomas (2006). A standard protocol for censusing lianas. Biotropica 38: 256-261. (This paper provides detailed methods for liana sampling)

Phillips, O. L., R. Vásquez M., L. Arroyo, T. R. Baker, T. Killeen, S. L. Lewis, Y. Malhi, A. Monteagudo M., D. Neill, P. Nuñez V., M. Alexiades, C. Ceron, A. Di Fiore, T. Erwin, A. Jardim, W. Palacios, M. Saldias, and B. Vinceti. 2002. Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests. Nature 418: 770-774.


Gentry, A.H. 1991. The distribution and evolution of climbing plants. Pages 3-49 in F.E. Putz and H.A. Mooney, eds. The Biology of Vines. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Putz, F.E. and H.A. Mooney. 1991. The Biology of Vines. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (and citations within)


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