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Toward an old‐growth concept for grasslands, savannas, and woodlands
We expand the concept of “old growth” to encompass the distinct ecologies and conservation values of the world's ancient grass-dominated biomes. Biologically rich grasslands, savannas, and
A global method for calculating plant CSR ecological strategies applied across biomes world‐wide
The CSR strategies of vascular plants can be compared quantitatively within and between biomes at the global scale and the strategy–environment relationships it elucidates will help to predict which kinds of species may assemble in response to changes in biogeochemical cycles, climate and land use.
Ecology and evolution of plant diversity in the endangered campo rupestre: a neglected conservation priority
It is shown that campo rupestre is fully comparable to and remarkably convergent with both fynbos and kwongkan, and fulfills the criteria for a classic OCBIL.
Where Tree Planting and Forest Expansion are Bad for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Misperceptions about the world's grassy biomes contribute to their alarming rates of loss due to conversion for agriculture and tree plantations, as well as to forest encroachment. To illustrate the
Tyranny of trees in grassy biomes.
![Figure][1] Highland grassland in Brazil is considered a forest landscape restoration opportunity PHOTO: G. W. FERNANDES Tree planting, fire suppression, and exclusion of megafaunal herbivores
Phylogeny strongly drives seed dormancy and quality in a climatically buffered hotspot for plant endemism
The view that long-term climatic and geological stability favour ND is supported, and seed viability data show that campo rupestre species have a markedly low investment in regeneration from seeds, highlighting the need for specific in situ and ex situ conservation strategies to avoid loss of biodiversity.
The occurrence and effectiveness of hypersensitive reaction against galling herbivores across host taxa
Hypersensitive reaction has been argued to be the most common plant resistance mechanism against insect herbivores that have intimate associations with their host plants.
CSR analysis of plant functional types in highly diverse tropical grasslands of harsh environments
This study highlighted the validity of the CSR classification outside the temperate region where it was originally developed and corroborated in a tropical plant community.