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Simone Matias Reis Simone Matias Reis

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK



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Effects of biotic and abiotic factors in forest structure in Cerrado-Amazon transition

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The forests of the transition between Cerrado and Amazon have been converted to agriculture at an accelerated rate, leaving only small fragments of native vegetation. Habitat fragmentation and factors, such as intense dry events, high temperatures, lianas infestation and high wind speeds can change the forest structure. However, little is known about how these factors can change the forests structure in the “arc of deforestation”, where the vegetation is hyperdynamic and under constant disturbances, like fire. Thus, understanding how these factors can change the forest...


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