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Early Response of Tree Seed Arrival After Liana Cutting in a Disturbed Tropical Forest

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Autor(es):
Cesar, Ricardo Gomes ; Rother, Debora Cristina ; Brancalion, Pedro H. S.
Número total de Autores: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: TROPICAL CONSERVATION SCIENCE; v. 10, AUG 21 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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Most remaining tropical forests are under some level of chronic human disturbance, which may favor the proliferation of disturbance-adapted native plants, like some species of tropical lianas. These plants may alter forest structure and composition, but little is known about their effect on ecological processes, such as seed rain. We analyzed the early effects of overabundant lianas on the seed rain of animal-dispersed tree species for 1 year. We analyzed the effect of overabundant lianas on seed rain by cutting all lianas in experimental plots of 314.1 m(2), establishing 12 paired plots with and without liana cutting in a disturbed Atlantic Forest remnant in Southeastern Brazil. Rarefied tree seed species richness was higher in plots dominated by lianas (10.9 +/- 0.2 and 8.3 +/- 1.2 for 500 seeds sampled in liana-dominated and liana-cut plots, respectively), but seed abundance was lower (209 +/- 138 and 984 +/- 421 seeds m(-2) in liana-dominated and liana-cut plots, respectively). Pioneer seed abundance (316.0 +/- 116.3 seeds m(-2)) and species density (3.2 +/- 0.3 species trap(-1)) did not differ among treatments. Lianas may eventually increase local seed rain diversity, while suppressing local tree seed rain abundance. Understanding the impact of the dominance of ruderal species in ecological processes that maintain tropical forests communities, such as seed rain, is crucial to guide the directions for conservation and management of degraded remnants. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 03/11073-7 - Influência dos bambus na chuva de sementes e estabelecimento de plan tulas na Mata Atlântica
Beneficiário:Debora Cristina Rother
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 11/14517-0 - Filtros ecológicos para a regeneração de espécies arbóreas pioneiras em florestas degradadas colonizadas por lianas hiperabundantes
Beneficiário:Ricardo Gomes César
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 17/05662-2 - O valor de conservação de plantios de eucalipto abandonados em paisagens agrícolas da Mata Atlântica
Beneficiário:Ricardo Gomes César
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado