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TRY – a global database of plant traits
Plant traits – the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants and their organs – determine how primary producers respond to environmentalExpand
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Brazil's neglected biome: The South Brazilian Campos
The South Brazilian grasslands occupy some 13.7 million ha and support very high levels of biodiversity. This paper reviews the current state of ecological knowledge on South Brazilian Campos and ofExpand
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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, andExpand
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Fine-scale post-fire dynamics in southern Brazilian subtropical grassland
Abstract Question: How does fire influence species richness and diversity in subtropical grassland in southern Brazil? Location: Recurrently burned grassland in Porto Alegre, Brazil (30°03′ S, 51°07′Expand
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Late-Holocene fire history in a forest-grassland mosaic in southern Brasil: Implications for conservation
ABSTRACT Question: Is the diverse mosaic of forest/grassland (Campos) vegetation on the hills in the Porto Alegre region natural or of anthropogenic origin? What are the best approaches to managementExpand
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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 theExpand
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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 herbivoresExpand
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Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness
Grassland diversity and ecosystem productivity The relationship between plant species diversity and ecosystem productivity is controversial. The debate concerns whether diversity peaks atExpand
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Conservation in Brazil needs to include non‐forest ecosystems
In the past decades, Brazil made important progress in the conservation of forest ecosystems. Non-forest ecosystems (NFE), in contrast, have been neglected, even though they cover large parts of theExpand
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Resilience and restoration of tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and grassy woodlands
Despite growing recognition of the conservation values of grassy biomes, our understanding of how to maintain and restore biodiverse tropical grasslands (including savannas and open‐canopy grassyExpand
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