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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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Late Quaternary Araucaria forest, grassland (Campos), fire and climate dynamics, studied by high-resolution pollen, charcoal and multivariate analysis of the Cambará do Sul core in southern Brazil
Abstract Late Quaternary vegetation, fire and climate dynamics have been studied based on high-resolution dated pollen and charcoal samples and multivariate data analysis. The samples were taken fromExpand
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A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities.
Recent studies have shown that accounting for intraspecific trait variation (ITV) may better address major questions in community ecology. However, a general picture of the relative extent of ITVExpand
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Late Quaternary grassland (Campos), gallery forest, fire and climate dynamics, studied by pollen, charcoal and multivariate analysis of the Sao Francisco de Assis core in western Rio Grande do Sul
We present a detailed pollen and charcoal record of a 368-cm-long sediment core from the lowland Campos (grassland) region near the city of Sao Francisco de Assis in the western Rio Grande do SulExpand
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Late Quaternary vegetation, biodiversity and fire dynamics on the southern Brazilian highland and their implication for conservation and management of modern Araucaria forest and grassland ecosystems
  • H. Behling, V. D. Pillar
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 28 February 2007
Palaeoecological background information is needed for management and conservation of the highly diverse mosaic of Araucaria forest and Campos (grassland) in southern Brazil. Questions on the originExpand
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Plant traits and functional types in response to reduced disturbance in a semi-natural grassland
Abstract Question: How do functional types respond to contrasting levels of herbage use in temperate and fertile grasslands? Location: Central France (3°1′ E, 45°43′ N), 870 m a.s.l. Methods:Expand
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Discriminating trait‐convergence and trait‐divergence assembly patterns in ecological community gradients
Question: Whereas similar ecological requirements lead to trait-convergence assembly patterns (TCAP) of species in communities, the interactions controlling how species associate produceExpand
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Coastal Vegetation Zonation and Dune Morphology in Some Mediterranean Ecosystems
RIASSUNTO La ricerca riguarda alcuni ecosistemi sabbiosi delle coste del Mediterraneo per i quali e stata analizzata la zonazione vegetazionale in relazione alla morfologia delle dune, attraversoExpand
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A framework for metacommunity analysis of phylogenetic structure.
It is well known that species evolutionary history plays a crucial role in community assembly. Here, we offer a formal analytical framework to integrate in metacommunity analysis the species'Expand
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Role of nurse plants in Araucaria Forest expansion over grassland in south Brazil
Araucaria Forest expansion over grassland takes place under wet climate conditions and low disturbance and it is hypothesized that isolated trees established on grassland facilitate the establishmentExpand
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