Determinants of Tropical Savannas

@inproceedings{Solbrig1996DeterminantsOT,
  title={Determinants of Tropical Savannas},
  author={Otto Thomas Solbrig and Ernesto T G{\'a}lvez Medina and J. Francisco Silva},
  year={1996}
}
Tropical savannas, defined as ecosystems formed by a continuous layer of graminoids (grasses and sedges) with a discontinuous layer of trees and/or shrubs, are the most common vegetation type (physiognomy) in the tropics. Tropical savannas are found over a wide range of conditions: rainfall from approximately 200 mm to 1500 mm a year, temperature from subtropical regimes such as the South American Chaco and the South-African savannas with temperature seasonality and cold-month average… CONTINUE READING

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