Congratulations to the ATBC members Vanessa K. Boukili and Robin L. Chazdon (also ATBC Executive Director) for their new article. They examine community assembly patterns of canopy trees and palms during natural regeneration using functional trait measurements and annual vegetation dynamics data over 18 years from six second-growth and two old-growth forest stands in northeast Costa Rica. To see what they found, please check at this link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1433831916301433. Congrats Drs. Boukili and Chazdon!