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Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests
Land-use change occurs nowhere more rapidly than in the tropics, where the imbalance between deforestation and forest regrowth has large consequences for the global carbon cycle. However,Expand
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Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics
Models reveal the high carbon mitigation potential of tropical forest regeneration. Regrowth of tropical secondary forests following complete or nearly complete removal of forest vegetation activelyExpand
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Caatinga: The Scientific Negligence Experienced by a Dry Tropical Forest
Seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTFs) provide a habitat for a diverse number of species and cover significant land areas. Yet, the amount of scientific research they have attracted is minimal.Expand
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Richness of gall-inducing insects in the tropical dry forest (caatinga) of Pernambuco
Diversity of gall-inducing insects in the tropical dry forest (caatinga) of Pernambuco. We report on the richness of galling insects in the vegetation of caatinga of Pernambuco state, Brazil. WeExpand
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Diversity of gall-inducing insects in the high altitude wetland forests in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil.
We report on the richness of galling insects in the altitudinal wetland forests of Pernambuco State, Northeastern Brazil. We found 80 distinct types of insect galls on 49 species of host plantsExpand
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Photosynthesis, photoprotection and antioxidant activity of purging nut under drought deficit and recovery
Biodiesel is an alternative to petroleum diesel fuel. It is a renewable, a biodegradable, and also a non-toxic fuel. The general interest to produce biodiesel from Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.) seedsExpand
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Do plant species with high relative growth rates have poorer chemical defences
1. Most theories of plant strategies assume the presence of certain ‘trade-offs’. One such evolutionary trade-off assumes a decrease in growth rate with increasing investment in chemical defences inExpand
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Fungal endophytes from cactus Cereus jamacaru in Brazilian tropical dry forest: a first study
Endophytic fungi live within the healthy tissues of plants and can promote host species tolerance to different environmental stresses. However, most studies have been of plants in humid environments,Expand
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Climatic, ecophysiological, and phenological controls on plant ecohydrological strategies in seasonally dry ecosystems
Large areas in the tropics and at mid-latitudes experience pronounced seasonality and inter-annual variability in rainfall and hence water availability. Despite the importance of these seasonally dryExpand
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Grazing deteriorates the soil carbon stocks of Caatinga forest ecosystems in Brazil.
Abstract Grazing by domestic ungulates can have substantial impacts on forests in arid and semi-arid regions, possibly including severe loss of carbon from the soil. Predicting net livestock impactsExpand
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