Caatinga: The Scientific Negligence Experienced by a Dry Tropical Forest

  title={Caatinga: The Scientific Negligence Experienced by a Dry Tropical Forest},
  author={Jean Carlos Santos and I. Leal and J. Almeida-Cortez and G. W. Fernandes and M. Tabarelli},
  journal={Tropical Conservation Science},
  pages={276 - 286}
  • Jean Carlos Santos, I. Leal, +2 authors M. Tabarelli
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • Tropical Conservation Science
  • 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. Recently, an international debate on the generality, consequences and forces keeping SDTFs in a position of relative negligence has begun. This paper assesses and compares biodiversity-related knowledge across the major Brazilian ecosystems to verify in which extent the Caatinga vegetation (a mosaic of… CONTINUE READING
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