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Science  30 Jun 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6345, pp. 1389-1392
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5678

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vol. 356 no. 6345 1389-1392

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  • Received for publication December 9, 2016
  • Resubmitted March 14, 2017
  • Accepted for publication May 16, 2017
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  1. Joseph A. LaManna1,2,*,
  2. Scott A. Mangan2,
  3. Alfonso Alonso3,
  4. Norman A. Bourg4,5,
  5. Warren Y. Brockelman6,7,
  6. Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin8,
  7. Li-Wan Chang9,
  8. Jyh-Min Chiang10,
  9. George B. Chuyong11,
  10. Keith Clay12,
  11. Richard Condit13,
  12. Susan Cordell14,
  13. Stuart J. Davies15,16,
  14. Tucker J. Furniss17,
  15. Christian P. Giardina14,
  16. I. A. U. Nimal Gunatilleke18,
  17. C. V. Savitri Gunatilleke18,
  18. Fangliang He19,20,
  19. Robert W. Howe21,
  20. Stephen P. Hubbell22,
  21. Chang-Fu Hsieh23,
  22. Faith M. Inman-Narahari14,
  23. David Janík24,
  24. Daniel J. Johnson25,
  25. David Kenfack15,16,
  26. Lisa Korte3,
  27. Kamil Král24,
  28. Andrew J. Larson26,
  29. James A. Lutz17,
  30. Sean M. McMahon27,28,
  31. William J. McShea4,
  32. Hervé R. Memiaghe29,
  33. Anuttara Nathalang6,
  34. Vojtech Novotny30,31,32,
  35. Perry S. Ong33,
  36. David A. Orwig34,
  37. Rebecca Ostertag35,
  38. Geoffrey G. Parker28,
  39. Richard P. Phillips12,
  40. Lawren Sack22,
  41. I-Fang Sun36,
  42. J. Sebastián Tello37,
  43. Duncan W. Thomas38,
  44. Benjamin L. Turner13,
  45. Dilys M. Vela Díaz2,
  46. Tomáš Vrška24,
  47. George D. Weiblen39,
  48. Amy Wolf21,40,
  49. Sandra Yap41,
  50. Jonathan A. Myers1,2
  1. 1Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA.
  2. 2Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA.
  3. 3Center for Conservation and Sustainability, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington, DC, USA.
  4. 4Conservation Ecology Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Front Royal, VA, USA.
  5. 5National Research Program - Eastern Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.
  6. 6Ecology Laboratory, BIOTEC, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Science Park, Pathum Thani, Thailand.
  7. 7Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.
  8. 8Research Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok, Thailand.
  9. 9Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Taipei 10066, Taiwan.
  10. 10Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan.
  11. 11Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
  12. 12Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.
  13. 13Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama.
  14. 14Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Hilo, HI, USA.
  15. 15Center for Tropical Forest Science–Forest Global Earth Observatory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Republic of Panama.
  16. 16Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA.
  17. 17Wildland Resources Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA.
  18. 18Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  19. 19Joint Lab for Biodiversity Conservation, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)–University of Alberta, State Key Laboratory of Biocontrol, School of Life Sciences, SYSU, Guangzhou 510275, China.
  20. 20Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  21. 21Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, USA.
  22. 22Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  23. 23Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  24. 24Department of Forest Ecology, Silva Tarouca Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic.
  25. 25Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA.
  26. 26Department of Forest Management, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA.
  27. 27Center for Tropical Forest Science–Forest Global Earth Observatory, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD, USA.
  28. 28Forest Ecology Group, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD, USA.
  29. 29Institut de Recherche en Ecologie Tropicale, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique, Libreville, Gabon.
  30. 30New Guinea Binatang Research Centre, P.O. Box 604, Madang, Papua New Guinea.
  31. 31Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic.
  32. 32Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, Ceske Budejovice 370 05, Czech Republic.
  33. 33Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
  34. 34Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, MA, USA.
  35. 35Department of Biology, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI, USA.
  36. 36Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Hualian, Taiwan.
  37. 37Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO, USA.
  38. 38School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, USA.
  39. 39Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA.
  40. 40Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, USA.
  41. 41Institute of Arts and Sciences, Far Eastern University Manila, Manila, Philippines.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: joe.a.lamanna{at}gmail.com

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