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Effects of fire and defoliation on the life history of native and invader C4 grasses in a Neotropical savanna
Its water stress evasion strategy, larger biomass allocated to leaves, abundant germination and fast seedling growth appeared to be responsible for the success of Hyparrhenia as an invader of Neotropical savannas. Expand
Indigenous Use of Fire and Forest Loss in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Assessment of and Tools for Alternative Strategies of Fire Management in Pemón Indigenous Lands
In Canaima National Park (CNP), Venezuela, a protected area inhabited by the Pemón people, socio-cultural and demographic changes have contributed to the apparent unsustainable use of fire, leadingExpand
Can savanna burning projects deliver measurable greenhouse emissions reductions and sustainable livelihood opportunities in fire-prone settings?
Savannas constitute the most fire-prone vegetation type on earth and are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Most savanna fires are lit by people for a variety of livelihoodExpand
From fire suppression to fire management: Advances and resistances to changes in fire policy in the savannas of Brazil and Venezuela
Anthropogenic fire has long shaped landscapes and livelihoods in South American savanna environments. With the growing recognition of the failures of fire suppression policies and the relevance ofExpand
The role of fire in the vegetation dynamics of upland savannas of the Venezuelan Guayana
The frequent occurrence of fires in Canaima National Park, Venezuelan Guayana, is of great concern in the region. Fire, mostly originating on savannas, is considered a threat because of its impactsExpand
Community owned solutions for fire management in tropical ecosystems: case studies from Indigenous communities of South America
Fire plays an increasingly significant role in tropical forest and savanna ecosystems, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and impacting on biodiversity. Emerging research shows the potentialExpand
A Pollen Atlas of Premontane Woody and Herbaceous Communities from the Upland Savannas of Guayana, Venezuela
Descriptions and photomicrographs of pollen grains from 245 angiosperm species commonly found in contemporary plant communities of the upland savannas of Guayana, Venezuela are presented. Most of theExpand
New perspectives in fire management in South American savannas: The importance of intercultural governance
The experiences of Brazil and Venezuela are outlined, two countries where fire management has been highly contested, but where there have been recent advances in fire management approaches. Expand
Speaking of fire: reflexive governance in landscapes of social change and shifting local identities
ABSTRACT The concept of reflexive governance has to a large extent emerged from an increasing recognition of the need to consider different meanings of nature in the environmental policy-makingExpand
Sharing Multiple Perspectives on Burning: Towards a Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Policy in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana
Although there is convincing scientific research for the role of Indigenous fire practices in sustainable land management, Indigenous peoples’ involvement in policy-making is limited. This paperExpand