About the Authors

Carlos E. Manchego

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

carlos.manchego@tum.de

Affiliations Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Loja, Ecuador

Patrick Hildebrandt

Roles Funding acquisition, Project administration, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

Jorge Cueva

Roles Data curation

Affiliations Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Loja, Ecuador

Carlos Iván Espinosa

Roles Data curation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Loja, Ecuador

Bernd Stimm

Roles Funding acquisition, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany

Sven Günter

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany, Section Forestry Worldwide, Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, Hamburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.