Drivers of aboveground wood production in a lowland tropical forest of West Africa: teasing apart the roles of tree density, tree diversity, soil phosphorus, and historical logging

We used permanent forest plot data from the Gola Rainforest National Park–one of the largest tracts of intact tropical moist forest in West Africa–to explore how stand basal area and tree diversity, past disturbance associated with past logging, and underlying soil nutrient gradients interact to determine rates of aboveground wood production.

Jucker, T.; Sanchez, A.C.; Lindsell, J.A.; Allen, H.D.; Amable, G.S.; Coomes, D.A.