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|Title:||Forest-climate interactions in fragmented tropical landscapes|
|Authors:||Laurance, William F.|
|Publisher:||Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Volume 359, Número 1443, Pags. 345-352|
|Abstract:||In the tropics, habitat fragmentation alters forest-climate interactions in diverse ways. On a local scale (less than 1 km), elevated desiccation and wind disturbance near fragment margins lead to sharply increased tree mortality, thus altering canopy-gap dynamics, plant community composition, biomass dynamics and carbon storage. Fragmented forests are also highly vulnerable to edge-related fires, especially in regions with periodic droughts or strong dry seasons. At landscape to regional scales (10-1000 km), habitat fragmentation may have complex effects on forest-climate interactions, with important consequences for atmospheric circulation, water cycling and precipitation. Positive feedbacks among deforestation, regional climate change and fire could pose a serious threat for some tropical forests, but the details of such interactions are poorly understood.|
|Appears in Collections:||Trabalhos Apresentados em Evento|
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