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Abandoned pastures cannot spontaneously recover the attributes of old-growth savannas
Active restoration strategies have been recommended to recover Neotropical savannas in abandoned lands, but no studies have investigated the trajectories and speeds of spontaneous recovery for these systems. Research into ...
Changes in irradiance and soil properties explain why typical non-arboreal savanna species disappear under tree encroachment
(Csiro Publishing, 2016-01-01)
Savanna vegetation maintains its openness and its diverse plant composition because of frequent fire events; however, when these are suppressed, encroachment is caused by increases in the tree density. In the neotropical ...
Photosynthetic responses of understory savanna plants: Implications for plant persistence in savannas under tree encroachment
Savannas are ecosystems where plants are expected to have leaf-level adaptations conferring tolerance to high irradiances, which characterizes this type of open canopy vegetation. The neotropical savannas of Brazil (Cerrado) ...
Resource Availability Shapes Fire-filtered Savannas
Spatial Patterns Of Two Co-occurring Savanna And Forest Tree Species In A Dense Fire-protected Savanna Fragment
(Soc Botanica BrasilSão Paulo, 2016)
Tree encroachment into savannas alters soil microbiological and chemical properties facilitating forest expansion
Forests have been expanding over typical savanna sites for the past 3000 years in the Neotropics. Such invasion can produce a series of environmental modifications on typical savanna; however, it remains unclear how ...
State of the art-developing grain cultivars for acid savannas of Brazil.
(In: WORKSHOP TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN SUSTAINABLE CROP PRODUCTION IN ACID SAVANNAS AND OTHER PROBLEM SOILS OF THE WORLD, 1998, [West Lafayette], USA. Proceedings. [West Lafayette]: Purdue University, [1998?]. p. 27-45., 1998)