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While increases in tree mortality are reported worldwide, the relative importance of mortality risk factors remains unknown in tropical forests. Using a comprehensive dataset on multiple conditions of living trees, we found that tree-level damage (i.e., crown and trunk damage) is the main mortality risk factor across six tropical forests.

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This page is a summary of: Individual tree damage dominates mortality risk factors across six tropical forests, New Phytologist, November 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/nph.17832.
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