Microclimatic conditions at forest edges have significant impacts on vegetation structure in large Atlantic forest fragments

@article{Magnago2015MicroclimaticCA,
  title={Microclimatic conditions at forest edges have significant impacts on vegetation structure in large Atlantic forest fragments},
  author={L. F. Magnago and M. F. Rocha and Leila Meyer and S. V. Martins and J. A. Meira-Neto},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={2305-2318}
}
Forest fragmentation creates forest edges, and the effect of those edges increases as the size of forest fragments decreases. Edge effects include changes to microclimatic conditions at the forest edge, which affect vegetation structure. No previous studies have directly tested the relationship between microclimate and vegetation structure (for instance, basal area, trees mean height, dead trees and damage trees) at the edge of forest fragments in the Atlantic Forest domain. We tested the… Expand

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