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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Meio Ambiente - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2014
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: POLISEL, R. T.
IVANAUSKAS, N. M.
ASSIS, M. C. de
SHEPHERD, G. J.
YAMAMOTO, K.
Additional Information: RODRIGO TRASSI POLISEL, IB-UNICAMP; NATALIA MACEDO IVANAUSKAS, Instituto Florestal; MARTA CAMARGO DE ASSIS, CNPMA; GEORGE JOHN SHEPHERD, IB-UNICAMP; KIKYO YAMAMOTO, IB-UNICAMP.
Title: Structure of the understory community in four stretches of Araucaria forest in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
Publisher: Acta Botanica Brasílica, Belo Horizonte, v. 28, n. 1, p. 86-101, 2014.
Language: en
Keywords: Herb-shrub layer
Species richness
Mixed rain forest
Atlantic forest
Description: Abstract: We analyzed the structure of the understory community in the Atlantic Forest sensu lato, for which phytosociological descriptions of the understory are lacking. We delineated 50 plots of 10 × 20 m each at four sites within an Araucaria forest (a subtype of Atlantic Forest), located in the municipalities of Bananal, Campos do Jordão, Itaberá and Barra do Chapéu, all of which are in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. To sample the resident species of the understory, we randomly selected five 1 × 1 m subplots within each plot, resulting in a total sampling area of 250 m2 at each site. We identified differences among the locations, mostly due to proportional differences in growth forms, in terms of species richness and the importance values within the community. Factors potentially influencing the understory structure include macroclimatic and microclimatic conditions, as well as forest fragmentation, the abundance of deciduous trees in the canopy, the surrounding vegetation and geographic location.
Thesagro: Araucária
Floresta
Botãnica
NAL Thesaurus: Shrublands
Phytosociology
Species diversity
Data Created: 2015-03-03
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