Relationship between physical and chemical soil attributes and plant species diversity in tropical mountain ecosystems from Brazil

@article{Carvalho2014RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between physical and chemical soil attributes and plant species diversity in tropical mountain ecosystems from Brazil},
  author={Fernanda de Carvalho and Edward Luis Godoy and Francy Junior Gonçalves Lisboa and Fatima M S Moreira and Francisco Adriano de Souza and Ricardo Luiz Louro Berbara and Geraldo Wilson Fernandes},
  journal={Journal of Mountain Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={875-883}
}
Although the high diversity of plant species in the rupestrian fields has been primarily attributed to the existence of a set of distinct habitats, few studies support this assertion. The present study aimed to further investigate the relationship between physical and chemical attributes of soils with the diversity of plant species in this unique ecosystem. The rupestrian field is a unique vegetation formation that covers some of the southeastern Brazilian mountains in the transition of the… 
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