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Caatinga: The Scientific Negligence Experienced by a Dry Tropical Forest
- J. Santos, I. Leal, J. Almeida-Cortez, G. Fernandes, M. Tabarelli
- Environmental Science
- 1 September 2011
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.…
Richness of gall-inducing insects in the tropical dry forest (caatinga) of Pernambuco
The main gall inducing taxon was the Cecidomyiidae (Diptera), and the most common gall morphological types were spheroid and discoid, glabrous, predominantly green and with one chamber.
Diversity of gall-inducing insects in the high altitude wetland forests in Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil.
- J. C. Santos, J. Almeida-Cortez, G. Fernandes
- Environmental Science, BiologyBrazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira…
- 1 February 2011
The results of this study contribute to existing knowledge richness of galling insects and host-plant diversity in the altitudinal wetland forests of Northeastern Brazil.
Photosynthesis, photoprotection and antioxidant activity of purging nut under drought deficit and recovery
Fungal endophytes from cactus Cereus jamacaru in Brazilian tropical dry forest: a first study
Forty-seven species are recorded for the first time as endophytic fungi of cacti, and 18 others asendophytes for Brazil, which suggests that C. jamacaru harbors a highly diverse fungal community as measured by a diversity index.
Caatinga, the Brazilian dry tropical forest: can it tolerate climate changes?
- M. Santos, M. T. Oliveira, A. Antonino
- Environmental ScienceTheoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology
- 8 February 2014
Our review focuses on the projections of climate change in the Brazilian semiarid region, the Caatinga, based on recent publications about global climate change and biology. We found several…
Do plant species with high relative growth rates have poorer chemical defences
It is suggested that an evolutionary trade-off with increasing investment in chemical defences in species adapted to different levels of habitat fertility does not exist in this group of Asteraceae.
Gall-inducing insects from Atlantic Forest of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil
An inventory of gall inducing insects and their host plants in the Atlantic forest of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil is presented, indicating an intermediary richness ofgall inducing insects when compared to other Brazilian Atlantic forests.
Grazing deteriorates the soil carbon stocks of Caatinga forest ecosystems in Brazil.
Photosynthesis and antioxidant activity in Jatropha curcas L. under salt stress.
- Mariana L.O. Campos, B. S. Hsie, J. A. A. Granja, R. M. Correia, J. Almeida-Cortez, M. Pompelli
The results indicate that the reactive oxygen species scavenging system is not sufficient to protect J. curcas leaves against oxidative damage caused by salt stress, and, therefore, it cannot be treated as a salt tolerant plant species.