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|Title:||Structure of the understory community in four stretches of Araucaria forest in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.|
|Authors:||POLISEL, R. T.|
IVANAUSKAS, N. M.
ASSIS, M. C. de
SHEPHERD, G. J.
|Affiliation:||RODRIGO TRASSI POLISEL, IB-UNICAMP; NATALIA MACEDO IVANAUSKAS, Instituto Florestal; MARTA CAMARGO DE ASSIS, CNPMA; GEORGE JOHN SHEPHERD, IB-UNICAMP; KIKYO YAMAMOTO, IB-UNICAMP.|
|Citation:||Acta Botanica Brasílica, Belo Horizonte, v. 28, n. 1, p. 86-101, 2014.|
|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.|
Mixed rain forest
|Type of Material:||Separatas|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CNPMA)|