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Brightness and crown cover effects on herbaceous species gas exchange along a gradient of vegetation

Grant number: 14/15304-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Pant Physiology
Principal researcher:Davi Rodrigo Rossatto
Grantee:Natália Aparecida Carlos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/18049-6 - The diversity of ecophysiological strategies in a Cerrado herbaceous communities: a case study involving distinct environmental constraints, AP.BTA.JP


Many typical herbaceous species of savanna formations are supposed to be shade intolerant, a fact that propitiate their extinction in typical cerrado areas where extensive successional changes increased the density of arboreal species. This study has the main aim to analyze functional leaf traits (specific leaf area and gas exchange parameters) in typical savanna herbaceous species appearing along a successional gradient in a cerrado area of São Paulo State. The results will provide a contribution to the knowledge of the functional adaptations of herbaceous savanna plants and its role in community structure of herbaceous plants in response to environmental changes.

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CARLOS, NATALIA APARECIDA; ROSSATTO, DAVI RODRIGO. Leaf traits combinations may explain the occurrence of savanna herbaceous species along a gradient of tree encroachment. THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, v. 29, n. 3, p. 155-163, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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