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Response to Comment on “Functional Traits and Niche-Based Tree Community Assembly in an Amazonian Forest”

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Science  22 May 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5930, pp. 1015
DOI: 10.1126/science.1169885

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Lake and Ostling address several issues that they suggest could influence our analyses of tropical forest community assembly. Some of the issues have already been considered, whereas others appear to arise from misunderstandings. We offer clarification of our analyses and additional discussion of our results.

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