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AMAZONIAN TREES

Below is a list of articles, book chapters, and books on tropical plant ecology. For a more comprehensive list of scientific publications click here.

You'll find blogs, news, and essays on my Amazonian tree research here.

First-authored journal articles:

  1. Pitman, N.C.A., J.E. Guevara Andino, M. Aulestia, C.E. Cerón, D.A. Neill, W. Palacios, G. Rivas-Torres, M.R. Silman, & J.W. Terborgh. 2014. Distribution and abundance of tree species in swamp forests of Amazonian Ecuador. Ecography 37: 902-915.
  2. Pitman, N.C.A., M.R. Silman & J.W. Terborgh. 2013. Oligarchies in Amazonian tree communities: A ten-year review. Ecography 35: 1-10.
  3. Pitman, N.C.A., M. Pinedo Cecilio, M. Pinedo Pudicho, J.G. Graham, M.P. Núñez V., M. Valenzuela & J.W. Terborgh. 2011. Indigenous perceptions of tree species abundance across an upper Amazonian landscape. Journal of Ethnobiology 31(2): 233-243.
  4. Pitman, N.C.A., H. Mogollón, N. Dávila, M. Ríos, R. García-Villacorta, J. Guevara, M. Ahuite, M. Aulestia, D. Cardenas, C.E. Cerón, P.-A. Loizeau, D.A. Neill, P. Núñez V., W.A. Palacios, O.L. Phillips, R. Spichiger, E. Valderrama & R. Vásquez-Martínez. 2008. Tree community change across 700 km of lowland Amazonian forest from the Andean foothills to Brazil. Biotropica 40(5): 525-535.
  5. Pitman, N.C.A., C.E. Cerón, C.I. Reyes, M. Thurber & J. Arellano. 2005. Catastrophic natural origin of a species-poor tree community in the world’s richest forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21: 559-568. 
  6. Pitman, N.C.A., M.P. Núñez Vargas & J.W. Terborgh. 2005. Árboles comunes de los bosques inundados de Madre de Dios. [Common trees of the flooded forests of Madre de Dios.] Biodiversidad Amazónica 1(1): 6-15.
  7. Pitman, N.C.A., J. Terborgh, M.R. Silman, P. Núñez V., D.A. Neill, C.E. Cerón, W.A. Palacios & M. Aulestia. 2002. A comparison of tree species diversity in two upper Amazonian forests. Ecology 83(11): 3210-3224.
  8. Pitman, N.C.A., J. Terborgh, M.R. Silman, P. Núñez V., D.A. Neill, C.E. Cerón, W.A. Palacios & M. Aulestia 2001. Dominance and distribution of tree species in upper Amazonian terra firme forests. Ecology 82(8): 2101-2117. [Awarded the 2002 Cooper Award by the Ecological Society of America]
  9. Pitman, N.C.A., J. Terborgh, M.R. Silman & P. Núñez V. 1999. Tree species distributions in an upper Amazonian forest. Ecology 80(8): 2651-61. [Highlighted by Sugden, A. 2000. Editor’s choice: Highlights of the recent literature. Tropical tree communities. Science 287: 193, and by Ricklefs, R.E. 2000. Rarity and diversity in Amazonian forest trees. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15: 83-84]

 

First-authored book chapters:

  1. Pitman, N., H. Beltrán, R. Foster, R. García, C. Vriesendorp, & M. Ahuite. 2003. Flora y vegetación/Flora and vegetation. Pages 52-59, 137-143 in Pitman, N., C. Vriesendorp & D. Moskovits (eds.), Peru: Yavarí. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 11. The Field Museum, Chicago.
  2. Pitman, N., J. Terborgh, M. P. Núñez V. & M. Valenzuela. 2003. Los árboles de la cuenca del río Alto Purús. Pages 53-61 in Leite Pitman, R., N. Pitman & P. Álvarez (eds.), Alto Purús: Biodiversidad, conservación y manejo. Center for Tropical Conservation, Lima.
  3. Pitman, N., J. Graham, J. Schunke Vigo, M.P. Núñez V., J. Terborgh & M. Valenzuela. 2003. La flora y vegetación de la cuenca del río Alto Purús. Pages 45-50 in Leite Pitman, R., N. Pitman & P. Álvarez (eds.), Alto Purús: Biodiversidad, conservación y manejo. Center for Tropical Conservation, Lima.
  4. Pitman, N.C.A., J. Terborgh, P. Núñez & M. R. Silman. 2001. Especies arbóreas comunes de la parte baja de Madre de Dios, Perú. Pages 46-52 in Rodríguez, L. O. (ed.), El Manu y otras experiencias de investigación y manejo de bosques neotropicales. Proyecto Aprovechamiento y Manejo Sostenible de la Reserva de Biosfera y Parque Nacional del Manu (Pro-Manu), Lima.
  5. Pitman, N.C.A., M.J. Macía & H. Mogollón. 2001. Los árboles del Parque Nacional Yasuní. Pages 183-189 in Jorgenson, J.P., & M. Coello Rodríguez (eds.), Conservación y desarrollo sostenible del Parque Nacional Yasuní y su área de influencia. Memorias del Seminario-Taller 2001. Ministerio del Ambiente/UNESCO/Wildlife Conservation Society. Editorial Simbioe, Quito.

 

Co-authored journal articles:

  1. Freitas Gomes, V. H. F., and >100 others. 2018. Species distribution modelling: Contrasting presence-only models with plot abundance data. Scientific Reports 8: 1003. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18927-1
  2. Bagchi, R., V. Swamy, J.-P. Latorre Farfan, J. Terborgh, C. I. A. Vela, N. C. A. Pitman & W. Galiano Sanchez. 2018. Defaunation increases the spatial clustering of lowland Western Amazonian tree communities. Journal of Ecology 2018: 1–13. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12929 
  3. Guevara Andino, J. E., D. Fernández-Fernández & N. C. A. Pitman. 2017. An undescribed and overlooked species of Sloanea (Elaeocarpaceae) from the Ecuadorian Amazon. Brittonia https://doi.org/10.1007/s12228-017-9511-3
  4. Draper, F. C., E. N. Honorio Coronado, K. H. Roucoux, I. T. Lawson, N. C. A. Pitman, P. V.A. Fine, O. L. Phillips, L. A. Torres Montenegro, E. Valderrama Sandoval, I. Mesones, R. García-Villacorta, F. R. Ramirez Arévalo & T. R. Baker. 2017. Peatland forests are the least diverse tree communities in Amazonia but contribute to high regional beta-diversity. Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03126
  5. Guevara, J. E. , N. C. A. Pitman, H. ter Steege, H. Mogollón, C. Cerón, W. Palacios, N. Oleas & P. V. A. Fine. 2017. Incorporating phylogenetic information for the definition of floristic districts in hyperdiverse Amazonian forests: Implications for conservation. Ecology and Evolution 2017: 1–12. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3481
  6. Selaya, N., P. A. Zuidema, C. Baraloto, V. A. Vos, R. J. W. Brienen, N. Pitman, F. Brown, A. E. Duchelle, A. Araujo-Murakami, L. A. Oliveira Carillo, G. H. Vasquez Colomo, S. Meo Chupinagua, H. Fuentes Nay & S. Perz. 2017. Economically important species dominate aboveground carbon storage in forests of southwestern Amazonia. Ecology and Society 22 (2): 40.
  7. Pos, E., J. E. Guevara Andino, D. Sabatier, J.-F. Molino, N. Pitman, H. Mogollón, D. Neill, C. Cerón, G. Rivas-Torres, A. Di Fiore, R. Thomas, M. Tirado, K. R. Young, O. Wang, R. Sierra, R. García-Villacorta, R. Zagt, W. Palacios Cuenca, M. Aulestia & H. ter Steege. 2017. Estimating and interpreting migration of Amazonian forests using spatially implicit and semi-explicit neutral models. Ecology and Evolution 7: 4254–4265.
  8. ter Steege, H., R. W. Vaessen, D. Cárdenas-López, D. Sabatier, A. Antonelli, S. Mota de Oliveira, N. Pitman, P. M. Jørgensen, R. P. Salomão & V. H. F. Gomes. 2017. A descoberta da flora arbórea da Amazônia com uma lista atualizada de todos os taxa arbóreos conhecidos. Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi de Ciências Naturales 11(2): 231–261.
  9. Levis, C., & ~100 others. 2017. Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition. Science 355: 925-931.
  10. Levis, C., C. R. Clement, H. ter Steege, F. Bongers, A. Braga Junqueira, N. Pitman, M. Peña-Claros & F. R. C. Costa. 2017. Forest conservation: Humans' handprints. Science 355(6324): 466–467.
  11. Coelho de Souza, F., & 75 others. 2016. Evolutionary heritage influences Amazon tree ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1587
  12. Esquivel-Muelbert, A., & ~100 others. 2016. Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. Ecography. 39: 1–12. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01904.
  13. ter Steege, H., R. W. Vaessen, D. Cárdenas-López, D. Sabatier, A. Antonelli, S. Mota De Oliveira, N. C. A. Pitman, P. M. Jørgensen, & R. P. Salomão. 2016. The discovery of the Amazonian tree flora with an updated checklist of all known tree taxa. Scientific Reports 6: article no. 29549. doi: 10.1038/srep29549.
  14. Johnson, M. O., & ~100 others. 2016. Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of above-ground biomass in Amazonian forests: Implications for dynamic global vegetation models. Global Change Biology 22(12): 3996-4013. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13315.
  15. ter Steege, H., N. C. A. Pitman, & ~150 others. 2015. Estimating the global conservation status of over 15,000 Amazonian tree species. Science Advances 1(10): e1500936. 
  16. Honorio Coronado, E. N., & ~50 others. 2015. Phylogenetic diversity of Amazonian tree communities. Diversity and Distributions DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12357.
  17. Slik, F., & ~100 others. 2015. How many tree species are there in the world's tropical forests? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(24): 7472-7477.
  18. Fauset, S., & ~100 others. 2015. Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling. Nature Communications 6: 6857. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7857
  19. Brienen, R., & 82 others. 2015. Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink. Nature 519: 344-348.
  20. Pos, E.T., & 19 others. 2014. Are all species necessary to reveal ecologically important patterns? Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.1246
  21. Banin, L., S.L. Lewis, G. Lopez-Gonzalez, T.R. Baker, C.A. Quesada, K.-J. Chao, D.F.R.P. Burslem, R. Nilus, K. Abu Salim, H.C. Keeling, S. Tan, S. Davies, A. Monteagudo, R. Vásquez, J. Lloyd, D. Neill, N. Pitman, & O.L. Phillips. 2014. Tropical forest wood production: A cross-continental comparison. Journal of Ecology 102: 1025-1037.
  22. Mitchard, E.T.A., & 78 others. 2014. Markedly divergent estimates of Amazon forest carbon density from ground plots and satellites. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12168
  23. Talbot, J., & 23 others. 2014. Methods to estimate aboveground wood productivity from long-term forest inventory plots. Forest Ecology and Management 320: 30-38.
  24. Baker, T.R., & >50 others. 2014. Fast demographic traits promote high diversification of Amazonian trees. Ecology Letters DOI: 10.1111/ele.12252
  25. ter Steege, H., N.C.A. Pitman, & 118 others. 2013. Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora. Science 342, 1243092. DOI: 10.1126/science.1243092
  26. Feldpausch, T. R., & 83 others. 2012. Tree height integrated into pantropical forest biomass estimates. Biogeosciences 9: 3381-3403.
  27. Malhado, A.C.M., Y. Malhi, R.J. Whittaker, R.J. Ladle, H. ter Steege, O. Phillips, W.F. Laurance, L.E.O.C. Aragão, N.C.A. Pitman, & H. Ramírez A. 2012. Drip-tips are associated with intensity of precipitation in Amazonian rainforest. Biotropica 44(6): 728-737. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00868.x
  28. Quesada, C. A., O.L. Phillips, M. Schwarz, C.I. Czimczik, T.R. Baker, S. Patiño, N.M. Fyllas, M.G. Hodnett, R. Herrera, S. Almeida, E. Alvarez Dávila, A. Arneth, L. Arroyo, K.J. Chao, N. Dezzeo, T. Erwin, A. di Fiore, N. Higuchi, E. Honorio Coronado, E.M. Jimenez, T. Killeen, A.T. Lezama, G. Lloyd, G. López-González, F.J. Luizão, Y. Malhi, A. Monteagudo, D.A. Neill, P. Núñez Vargas, R. Paiva, J. Peacock, M.C. Peñuela, A. Peña Cruz, N. Pitman, N. Priante Filho, A. Prieto, H. Ramírez, A. Rudas, R. Salomão, A.J.B. Santos, J. Schmerler, N. Silva, M. Silveira, R. Vásquez, I. Vieira, J. Terborgh & J. Lloyd. 2012. Basin-wide variations in Amazon forest structure and function are mediated by both soils and climate. Biogeosciences 9: 2203-2246.
  29. Fine, P., R. García, N. Pitman, I. Mesones & S. Kembel. 2010. A floristic study of the white-sand forests of Peru. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 97: 283-305.
  30. Malhado, A.C.M., R.J. Whittaker, Y. Malhi, R.J. Ladle, H. ter Steege, O. Phillips, L.E.O.C. Aragão, T.R. Baker, L. Arroyo, S. Almeida, N. Higuchi, T.J. Killeen, A. Monteagudo, N.C.A. Pitman, A. Prieto, R.P. Salomão, R. Vásquez-Martínez, W.F. Laurance & H. Ramírez-Angulo. 2010. Are compound leaves an adaptation to seasonal drought or to rapid vertical growth? Evidence from the Amazon rainforest. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19: 852-862.
  31. Gloor, M. & 53 others. 2009. Does the disturbance hypothesis explain the biomass increase in basin-wide Amazon forest plot data? Global Change Biology 15: 2418-2430.
  32. Honorio Coronado, E.N., T.R. Baker, O.L. Phillips, N.C.A. Pitman, R.T. Pennington, R. Vásquez Martínez, A. Monteagudo, H. Mogollón, N. Dávila Cardozo, M. Ríos, R. García-Villacorta, E. Valderrama, M. Ahuite, I. Huamantupa, D.A. Neill, W.F. Laurance, H.E.M. Nascimento, S. Soares de Almeida, T.J. Killeen, L. Arroyo, P. Núñez & L. Freitas Alvarado. 2009. Multi-scale comparisons of tree composition in Amazonian terra firme forests. Biogeosciences 6: 2719-2731.
  33. Saatchi, S. & 23 others. 2009. Mapping landscape scale variations of forest structure, biomass, and productivity in Amazonia. Biogeosciences Discussions 6: 5461-5505.
  34. Phillips, O.L. & 64 others. 2009. Drought sensitivity of the Amazon rainforest. Science 323: 1344-1347.
  35. Patiño, S. & 62 others. 2009. Branch xylem density variations across the Amazon basin. Biogeosciences 6: 545-568.
  36. Baker, T.R., O.L. Phillips, W.F. Laurance, N.C.A. Pitman, S. Almeida, L. Arroyo, A. DiFiore, T. Erwin, N. Higuchi, T.J. Killeen, S.G. Laurance, H. Nascimento, A. Monteagudo, D.A. Neill, J.N.M. Silva, Y. Malhi, G. López Gonzalez, J. Peacock, C.A. Quesada, S.L. Lewis & J. Lloyd. 2009. Do species traits determine patterns of wood production in Amazonian forests? Biogeosciences 6: 297-307.
  37. Malhado, A.C.M., Y. Malhi, R.J. Whittaker, R.J. Ladle, H. ter Steege, L.E.O.C. Aragão, C.A. Quesada, A. Araujo-Murakami, O.L. Phillips, J. Peacock, G. Lopez-Gonzalez, T.R. Baker, N. Butt, L.O. Anderson, L. Arroyo, S. Almeida, N. Higuchi, T.J. Killeen, A. Monteagudo, D. Neill, N. Pitman, A. Prieto, R.P. Salomão, N. Silva, R. Vásquez-Martínez & W.F. Laurance. 2009. Spatial trends in leaf size of Amazonian rainforest trees. Biogeosciences 6: 1563-1576.
  38. Malhado, A.C.M., R.J. Whittaker, Y. Malhi, R.J. Ladle, H. ter Steege, L.E.O.C. Aragão, C.A. Quesada, A.M. Araujo, O.L. Phillips, J. Peacock, G. López-González, T.R. Baker, N. Butt, L.O. Anderson, L. Arroyo, S. Almeida, N. Higuchi, T.J. Killeen, A. Monteagudo, D.A. Neill, N.C.A. Pitman, A. Prieto, R.P. Salomão, N. Silva, R. Vásquez-M., W.F. Laurance, M.N. Alexiades & H. Ramírez A. 2009. Spatial distribution and functional significance of leaf lamina shape in Amazonian forest trees. Biogeosciences 6: 1577-1590.
  39. Guevara, J.E., N. Pitman, H. Mogollón & R. García. 2009. Adiciones a la flora de árboles de la baja Amazonía ecuatoriana. Cinchonia 9(2): 71-74.
  40. Guevara, J.E., N.C.A. Pitman, H. Mogollón, R. García-Villacorta, C.E. Cerón & W. Palacios. 2009. Variación florística en 23 parcelas de 1 ha en bosques de tierra firme en la Amazonía norte ecuatoriana. Cinchonia 9(2): 75-93.
  41. Terborgh, J., G. Núñez-Iturri, N.C.A. Pitman, F.H. Cornejo Valverde, P. Álvarez, V. Swamy, E.G. Pringle & C.E.T. Paine. 2008. Tree recruitment in an empty forest. Ecology 89(6): 1757-1766.
  42. Parmentier, I., Y. Malhi, B. Senterre, R.J. Whittaker, A.T.D.N., A. Alonso, M.P.B. Balinga, A. Bakayoko, F. Bongers, C. Chatelain, J.A. Comiskey, R. Cortay, M.-N. Djuikouo Kamdem, J.-L. Doucet, L. Gautier, W.D. Hawthorne, Y.A. Issembre, F.N. Kouamé, L.A. Kouka, M.E. Leal, J. Lejoly, S.L. Lewis, L. Nusbaumer, M.P.E. Parren, K.S.-H. Peh, O.L. Phillips, D. Sheil, B. Sonké, M.S.M. Sosef, T.C.H. Sunderland, J. Stropp, H. ter Steege, M.D. Swaine, M.G.P. Tchouto, B.S. van Gemerden, J.L.C.H. van Valkenburg & H. Wöll. 2007. The odd man out? Might climate explain the lower tree alpha-diversity of African rain forests relative to Amazonian rain forests? Journal of Ecology 95: 1058-1071. (authorship through collective author A.T.D.N.)
  43. Wright, I.J., D.D. Ackerly, F. Bongers, K.E. Harms, G. Ibarra-Manriquez, M. Martínez-Ramos, S.J. Mazer, H.C. Muller-Landau, H. Paz, N.C.A. Pitman, L. Poorter, M.R. Silman, C.F. Vriesendorp, C.O. Webb, M. Westoby & S.J. Wright. 2007. Relationships among key dimensions of plant trait variation in seven Neotropical forests. Annals of Botany 99(5): 1003-1015.
  44. Emmons, L.H., P. Chatelet, L. Cournac, N.C.A. Pitman, V. Vilca V., L.F. del Aguila & M.A. Dubois. 2006. Seasonal change in leaf-area index at three sites along a South American latitudinal gradient. Ecotropica 12: 87-102.
  45. Malhi, Y., D. Wood, T.R. Baker, J. Wright, O.L. Phillips, T. Cochrane, P. Meir, J. Chave, S. Almeida, L. Arroyo, N. Higuchi, T.J. Killeen, S.G. Laurance, W.F. Laurance, S.L. Lewis, A. Monteagudo, D.A. Neill, P. Núñez Vargas, N.C.A. Pitman, C.A. Quesada, R. Salomão, J.N.M. Silva, A. Torres Lezama, J. Terborgh, R. Vásquez Martínez & B. Vinceti. 2006. The regional variation of aboveground live biomass in old-growth Amazonian forests. Global Change Biology 12(7): 1107-1138. 
  46. ter Steege, H., N.C.A. Pitman, O.L. Phillips, J. Chave, D. Sabatier, A. Duque, J.-F. Molino, M.-F. Prévost, R. Spichiger, H. Castellanos, P. von Hildebrand & R. Vásquez. 2006. Continental-scale patterns of canopy tree composition and function across Amazonia. Nature 443: 444-447.
  47. Baker, T.R., O.L. Phillips, Y. Malhi, S. Almeida, L. Arroyo, A. Di Fiore, T. Killeen, S.G. Laurance, W.F. Laurance, S.L. Lewis, J. Lloyd, A. Monteagudo, D.A. Neill, S. Patiño, N.C.A. Pitman, N. Silva & R. Vásquez Martínez. 2004. Variation in wood density determines spatial patterns in Amazonian forest biomass.  Global Change Biology 10: 545-562.
  48. Baker, T.R., O.L. Phillips, Y. Malhi, S. Almeida, L. Arroyo, A. Di Fiore, T. Erwin, N. Higuchi, T.J. Killeen, S.G. Laurance, W.F. Laurance, S.L. Lewis, A. Monteagudo, D.A. Neill, P. Núñez V., N.C.A. Pitman, J. Natalino M. Silva & R. Vásquez M. 2004. Increasing biomass in Amazonian forest plots. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 359 (1443): 353-365.
  49. Malhi, Y., T.R. Baker, O.L. Phillips, J. Lloyd, S. Almeida, L. Arroyo, J. Chave, C.I. Czimczik, A. Di Fiore, N. Higuchi, T.J. Killeen, S.G. Laurance, W.F. Laurance, S.L. Lewis, L.M. Mercado, A. Monteagudo, D.A. Neill, S. Patiño, N.C.A. Pitman, C.A. Quesada, N. Silva, R. Vásquez Martínez & B. Vinceti. 2004. The above-ground coarse wood productivity of 104 lowland Neotropical forest plots. Global Change Biology 10: 563-591.
  50. Phillips, O., T. Baker, L. Arroyo, N. Higuchi, T. Killeen, W.F. Laurance, S.L. Lewis, J. Lloyd, Y. Malhi, A. Monteagudo, D. Neill, P. Núñez Vargas, N. Silva, J. Terborgh, R. Vásquez Martínez, M. Alexiades, S. Almeida, S. Brown, J. Chave, J.A. Comiskey, C.I. Czimczik, A. Di Fiore, T. Erwin, C. Kuebler, S.G. Laurance, H.E.M. Nascimento, J. Olivier, W. Palacios, S. Patiño, N. Pitman, C.A. Quesada, M. Saldias, A. Torres Lezama & B. Vinceti. 2004. Pattern and process in Amazon tree turnover, 1976-2001. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B. 359 (1443): 381-408.
  51. ter Steege, H., N. Pitman, D. Sabatier, H. Castellanos, P. van der Hout, D.C. Daly, M. Silveira, O. Phillips, R. Vásquez, T. van Andel, J. Duivenvoorden, A.A. de Oliveira, R. Ek, R. Lilwah, R. Thomas, J. van Essen, C. Baider, P. Maas, S. Mori, J. Terborgh, P. Núñez Vargas, H. Mogollón & P.J. Horchler. 2003. A spatial model of tree alpha-diversity and density for the Amazon region. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 2255-2276.
  52. Chave, J., H. Muller-Landau, R. Condit, N. Pitman, J. Terborgh, S.P. Hubbell, E.G. Leigh. 2002. Beta-diversity in tropical forests – response. Science 297(5586): U1-U2.
  53. Condit, R., N. Pitman, E.G. Leigh, Jr., J. Chave, J. Terborgh, R.B. Foster, P. Núñez V., S. Aguilar, R. Valencia, G. Villa, H. Muller-Landau, E. Losos & S.P. Hubbell 2002. Beta-diversity in tropical forest trees. Science 295: 666-669. [Highlighted by Duivenvoorden, J.F., J.-C. Svenning & S.J. Wright. 2002. Beta diversity in tropical forests. Science 295: 636-637] 
  54. Malhi, Y., O.L. Phillips, J. Lloyd, T. Baker, J. Wright, S. Almeida, L. Arroyo, T. Frederiksen, J. Grace, N. Higuchi, T. Killeen, W.F. Laurance, C. Leaño, S. Lewis, P. Meir, A. Monteagudo, D. Neill, P. Núñez Vargas, S.N. Panfil, S. Patiño, N. Pitman, C.A. Quesada, A. Rudas-Ll., R. Salomão, S. Saleska, N. Silva, M. Silveira, W.G. Sombroek, R. Valencia, R. Vásquez Martínez, I. Vieira & B. Vinceti. 2002. An international network to monitor the structure, composition and dynamics of Amazonian forests (RAINFOR). Journal of Vegetation Science 13(3): 439-450.
  55. Ruokolainen, K., H. Tuomisto, J. Vormisto & N. Pitman. 2002. Two biases in estimating range sizes of Amazonian plant species. Journal of Tropical Ecology 18: 935-942. 
  56. Webb, C.O., & N.C.A. Pitman. 2002. Phylogenetic balance and ecological evenness. Systematic Biology 51(6): 898-907.
  57. Burnham, R.J., N.C.A. Pitman, K.R. Johnson & P. Wilf. 2001. Habitat-related error in estimating temperatures from leaf margins in a humid tropical forest. American Journal of Botany 88(6): 1096–1102.

 

Co-authored book chapters:

  1. Guevara, J. E., H. Mogollón, N. C. A. Pitman, C. Cerón, W. A. Palacios & D. A. Neill. 2017. A floristic assessment of Ecuador's Amazon tree flora. Pp. 27–52 in R. W. Myster, ed., Forest structure, function and dynamics in Western Amazonia. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
  2.  Torres-Montenegro, L. A., A. A. Barona-Colmenares, N. Pitman, M. A. Ríos Paredes, C. Vriesendorp, T. J. Mori Vargas & M. Johnston. 2016. Vegetación/Vegetation. Pp. 92–101, 276–284, and 372–431 in N. Pitman, A. Bravo, S. Claramunt, C. Vriesendorp, D. Alvira Reyes, A. Ravikumar, Á. del Campo, D. F. Stotz, T. Wachter, S. Heilpern, B. Rodríguez Grández, A. R. Sáenz Rodríguez & R. C. Smith, eds. Perú: Medio Putumayo-Algodón. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28. The Field Museum, Chicago.
  3. Ríos Paredes, M. A., L. A. Torres-Montenegro, A. A. Barona-Colmenares, C. Vriesendorp & N. Pitman. 2016. Flora/Flora. Pp. 101–109, 284–291, and 372–431 in N. Pitman, A. Bravo, S. Claramunt, C. Vriesendorp, D. Alvira Reyes, A. Ravikumar, Á. del Campo, D. F. Stotz, T. Wachter, S. Heilpern, B. Rodríguez Grández, A. R. Sáenz Rodríguez & R. C. Smith, eds. Perú: Medio Putumayo-Algodón. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28. The Field Museum, Chicago.
  4. Torres Montenegro, L., T. Mori Vargas, N. Pitman, M. Ríos Paredes, C. Vriesendorp & M.K. Johnston. 2015. Vegetación y flora/Vegetation and flora. Pages 96–109, 278­–289, 376–419 in N. Pitman, C. Vriesendorp, L. Rivera Chávez, T. Wachter, D. Alvira Reyes, Á. del Campo, G. Gagliardi-Urrutia, D. Rivera González, L. Trevejo, D. Rivera González & S. Heilpern (eds.), Perú: Tapiche-Blanco. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 27. The Field Museum, Chicago.
  5. Neill, D., I. Huamantupa, C. Kajekai & N. Pitman. 2012. Vegetation and flora. Pages 242-250 in N. Pitman, E. Ruelas I., D. Alvira, C. Vriesendorp, D. K. Moskovits, Á. del Campo, T. Wachter, D. F. Stotz, S. Noningo S., E. Tuesta C. y/and R. C. Smith, eds. Perú: Cerros de Kampankis. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 24. The Field Museum, Chicago.
  6. García-Villacorta, R., I. Huamantupa, Z. Cordero, N. Pitman, & C. Vriesendorp. 2011. Flora y vegetación/Flora and vegetation. Pages 86-97, 211-221 in Pitman, N., C. Vriesendorp, D.K. Moskovits, R. von May, D. Alvira, T. Wachter, D.F. Stotz, & A. del Campo (eds.), Perú: Yaguas-Cotuhé. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 23. The Field Museum, Chicago.
  7. Phillips, O. L., & 32 others. 2005. Late twentieth-century patterns and trends in Amazon tree turnover. Pages 107-128 in Y. Malhi & O. Phillips (eds.), Tropical forests and global atmospheric change. Oxford University Press.
  8. Vriesendorp, C., N. Pitman, R. Foster, I. Mesones & M. Ríos. 2004. Plants/Plantas. Pages 54-61, 141-147 in Pitman, N., R.C. Smith, C. Vriesendorp, D. Moskovits, R. Piana, G. Knell & T. Wachter (eds.), Perú: Ampiyacu, Apayacu, Yaguas, Medio Putumayo. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 12. The Field Museum, Chicago. 
  9. Foster, R., & N. Pitman. 2002. Flora y vegetación/Flora and vegetation. Pages 47-62, 122-135 in Pitman, N., D.K. Moskovits, W.S. Alverson, & R. Borman A. (eds.), Ecuador: Serranías Cofán, Bermejo, Sinangoe. Rapid Biological Inventories Report 3. The Field Museum, Chicago.
  10. Terborgh, J., N. Pitman, M. Silman, H. Schichter & P. Núñez V. 2002.Maintenance of tree diversity in tropical forests. Pages 1-17 in D.J. Levey, W. Silva, & M. Galetti (eds.), Seed dispersal and frugivory: Ecology, evolution and conservation. CAB International, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Books and theses:

  1. Pitman, N.C.A. 2000. A large-scale inventory of two Amazoniantree communities. Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, Durham.
  2. Pitman, N.C.A. 1993. Size and shape of leaves in a lowland tropical forest in Panama. Undergraduate thesis, Princeton University, Princeton. 

 

Photo of forests in northern Peru by Federico Pardo.