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Woody vegetation dynamics in a floodplain campo de murundus in central Brazil
Campos de murundus (grasslands dotted with knolls that are covered with savanna-like woody vegetation) are a common landscape in central Brazil. In this study, we assessed for the first time the
Soil water-holding capacity and monodominance in Southern Amazon tropical forests
Background and aims We explored the hypothesis that low soil water-holding capacity is the main factor driving the monodominance of Brosimum rubescens in a monodominant forest in Southern Amazonia.
Publishing in English is associated with an increase of the impact factor of Brazilian biodiversity journals.
TLDR
The proportion of publications in English increased to nearly three times the original value in multilanguage journals between 2007 and 2016, and the impact factor tripled during this period; at the same time, the Qualis-Capes classifications tended to fall.
Fine-scale effects of fire on non-woody species in a southern Amazonian seasonal wetland
TLDR
Recurrent fires in murundus fields decreased species richness and modified the composition of herbaceous and sub-shrub species, however, species diversity either increased or was maintained, depending on the diversity index used.
Running title: ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT FACTOR OF BRAZILIAN JOURNALS Academy Section: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
English is the lingua franca for scientifi c communication, but some journals, especially in developing countries, still publish non-English studies. A shift towards publishing in English may promote