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Edge‐effects Drive Tropical Forest Fragments Towards an Early‐Successional System
O futuro da biodiversidade das florestas tropicais e dos serviços ambientais prestados por este ecossistema está intrinsecamente ligado a nossa habilidade de entender as mudanças deflagradas pela
Changes in Tree Reproductive Traits Reduce Functional Diversity in a Fragmented Atlantic Forest Landscape
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The results suggest that habitat fragmentation promotes a marked shift in the relative abundance of tree reproductive traits and greatly reduces the functional diversity of tree assemblages in fragmented landscapes.
Floral traits and pollination systems in the Caatinga, a Brazilian tropical dry forest.
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The results indicated that the pollination systems in Caatinga, despite climatic restrictions, are diversified, with a low percentage of generalist flowers, and similar to other tropical dry and wet forest communities, including those with high rainfall levels.
Plant sexual systems and a review of the breeding system studies in the Caatinga, a Brazilian tropical dry forest.
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The plant sexual systems in the Caatinga, despite the semi-arid climate, are similar to other tropical dry and wet forest communities, including those with high rainfall levels, except for the much lower percentage of dioecious species.
How well do we understand landscape effects on pollinators and pollination services
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Evidence of general patterns as well as gaps in knowledge that could be used to support the development of policies for pollinator conservation and the restoration of degraded landscapes are reviewed.
Secretory trichomes, a substitutive floral nectar source in Lundia A. DC. (Bignoniaceae), a genus lacking a functional disc.
This is the first report of corolla-borne secretory trichomes that substitute in role for a non-functional disc in a species of the neotropical genus Lundia A. DC. (Bignoniaceae). The floral biology
Genetic and Ecological Outcomes of Inga vera Subsp. affinis (Leguminosae) Tree Plantations in a Fragmented Tropical Landscape
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Future restoration plans for I. vera must consider the genetic diversity of planted populations and the potential for gene flow between natural populations in the landscape, in order to preserve ecological interactions, and promote opportunities for outcrossing.
Pollination and Reproductive Biology of Rauvolfia grandiflora (Apocynaceae): Secondary Pollen Presentation, Herkogamy and Self‐Incompatibility
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The pollination and reproductive biology of Rauvolfia grandiflora were studied in natural populations in the forest of the Recife Botanical Garden and were found to be self-incompatible, and the percentage of fruit set under natural conditions was low.
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