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Data from: Fire-sensitive species dominate seed rain in a long unburned Cerrado: implications for plant community diversity and woody encroachment in savannas

Citation

Mariano, Vanessa; Rebolo, Isabele F.; Christianini., Alexander V. (2018), Data from: Fire-sensitive species dominate seed rain in a long unburned Cerrado: implications for plant community diversity and woody encroachment in savannas, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.21j7k3f

Abstract

Woody encroachment is becoming common in tropical savannas. Seed rain data and seed addition experiments in a long unburned Brazilian savanna indicate that abundant seed rain of fire-sensitive species can surpass limitations to recruitment and lead to woody encroachment. Thus, active fire management may be required to maintain savanna diversity.

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47°52’W
southeast Brazil
22º12’S