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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…
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] Highland grassland in Brazil is considered a forest landscape restoration opportunity PHOTO: G. W. FERNANDES Tree planting, fire suppression, and exclusion of megafaunal herbivores…
Diversity of germination strategies and seed dormancy in herbaceous species of campo rupestre grasslands
- S. Stradic, F. Silveira, E. Buisson, K. Cazelles, Vanessa Carvalho, G. Fernandes
- Environmental Science
- 1 August 2015
This study assessed diversity of germination strategies in 15 dominant herbaceous species from Neotropical altitudinal grasslands and investigated the diversity of dormancy classes aiming at better understanding the biogeography and phylogeny of seed dormancy.
Linking plant phenology to conservation biology
Resilience and restoration of tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and grassy woodlands
- E. Buisson, Soizig Le Stradic, J. Veldman
- Medicine, GeographyBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 24 September 2018
The old‐growth grassland concept, the novel ecosystem concept, and theory regarding tree cover along resource gradients in savannas are drawn on to propose a conceptual framework that classifies tropical grasslands into three broad ecosystem states.
Monographs of invasive plants in Europe: Carpobrotus
ABSTRACT This report synthesizes all aspects of the taxonomy, distribution, history of introduction and spread, ecological constrains (including preferred climate, substratum and habitats), responses…
New synthetic indicators to assess community resilience and restoration success