• Resilience to chronic defoliation in a dioecious understorey tropical rain forest palm

      López-Toledo, Leonel; Endress, Bryan A.; Anten, N.; Ackerly, D.; Martinez-Ramos, M. (2012)
      Chronic defoliation reduces fitness components of C. elegans palms differentially between genders. Recovery is gradual and is slower and less complete in females compared with males. The lower level of resilience to chronic defoliation shown by female plants may have profound consequences for the dynamics and genetic variability of populations of tropical understorey plants...