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Research Article

Phylogenetic Constraints Do Not Explain the Rarity of Nitrogen-Fixing Trees in Late-Successional Temperate Forests

  • Duncan N. L. Menge mail,

    menge@nceas.ucsb.edu

    Affiliations: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Jeanne L. DeNoyer,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Jeremy W. Lichstein

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Published: August 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012056

About the Authors

Duncan N. L. Menge
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Duncan N. L. Menge, Jeanne L. DeNoyer, Jeremy W. Lichstein
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: menge@nceas.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DNLM JLD JL. Analyzed the data: JLD JL. Wrote the paper: DNLM JLD JL.