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Vegetation mapping in an area of Ombrophilous Dense Forest at Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, São Paulo State, Brazil, and floristic composition of the tree component of some physiognomies*

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Author(s):
Maria Cláudia Melo Pacheco de Medeiros ; Isabel Fernandes de Aguiar Mattos ; Marina Mitsue Kanashiro ; Jorge Yoshio Tamashiro ; Marcos Pereira Marinho Aidar
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Hoehnea; v. 39, n. 2, p. -, Jun. 2012.
Abstract

This study aimed to map phytophysiognomies of an area of Ombrophilous Dense Forest at Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar and characterize their floristic composition. Photointerpretation of aerial photographs in scale of 1:35,000 was realized in association with field work. Thirteen physiognomies were mapped and they were classified as Montane Ombrophilous Dense Forest, Alluvial Ombrophilous Dense Forest or Secondary System. Three physiognomies identified at Casa de Pedra streamlet's basin were studied with more details. Riparian forest (RF), valley forest (VF), and hill forest (HF) presented some floristic distinction, as confirmed by Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA) and Indicator Species Analysis (ISA) conducted here. Anthropic or natural disturbances and heterogeneity of environmental conditions may be the causes of physiognomic variation in the vegetation of the region. The results presented here may be useful to decisions related to management and conservation of Núcleo Santa Virgínia forests, in general. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/57465-4 - The carbon balance over an area of Atlantic Rainforest with micrometeorological and biometrical measurements
Grantee:Humberto Ribeiro da Rocha
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 03/12595-7 - Floristic composition, structure and functioning of the Dense Rainforest nuclei of Picinguaba and Santa Virgínia of Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Grantee:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants