The role of edge contrast and forest structure in edge influence: vegetation and microclimate at edges in the Brazilian cerrado

@article{Dodonov2013TheRO,
  title={The role of edge contrast and forest structure in edge influence: vegetation and microclimate at edges in the Brazilian cerrado},
  author={Pavel Dodonov and Karen A. Harper and Dalva M. Silva-Matos},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={214},
  pages={1345-1359}
}
The effect of the adjacent non-forested environment on the forest near the edge, edge influence (EI), is an important impact in fragmented landscapes and is believed to vary with factors such as forest structure and edge contrast. In order to improve our understanding of the factors governing the variability in EI, we studied microclimate and vegetation at cerrado edges surrounded by variable land uses in southeastern Brazil, a system with both forest and savanna fragments. We determined the… CONTINUE READING
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