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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Reasons for an outstanding plant diversity in the tropical Andes of Southern Ecuador

Long-term field studies in the scope of a multidisciplinary project in southern Ecuador revealed extraordinary high species numbers of many organismic groups. This article discusses reasons for the outstanding vascular plant diversity using a hierarchical scale-oriented top-down approach (GrĂ¼ninger 2005), from the global scale to the local microscale. The global scale explains general (paleo-) ecological factors valid for most parts …

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