Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop grasslands in Brazil

  title={Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop grasslands in Brazil},
  author={Geraldo Wilson Fernandes},
  booktitle={Springer International Publishing},
The Rupestrian Grassland is an ancient ecosystem characterized by high herbaceous species richness, high endemism, and unique species compositions. The vegetation and habitats in the Rupestrian Grassland are maintained by edapho-climatic factors that limit tree growth and distribution, frequent fires, and, possibly, herbivory. The synergism of the environmental filters caused by these factors and interactions amongst species are the drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem services in this… CONTINUE READING
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