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Título: On the delineation of tropical vegetation types with an emphasis on forest/savanna transitions
Autor(es): TORELLO-RAVENTOS, MIREIA
FELDPAUSCH, TED R.
VEENENDAAL, ELMAR
SCHRODT, FRANZISKA
SAIZ, GUSTAVO
DOMINGUES, TOMAS F.
DJAGBLETEY, GLORIA
FORD, ANDREW
KEMP, JEANETTE
MARIMON, BEATRIZ S.
MARIMON JUNIOR, BEN HUR
LENZA, EDDIE
RATTER, JAMES A.
MARACAHIPES, LEANDRO
SASAKI, DENISE
Sonké, Bonaventure
ZAPFACK, LOUIS
TAEDOUMG, HERMANN
VILLARROEL, DANIEL
SCHWARZ, MICHAEL
Carlos Alberto Nobre Quesada
ISHIDA, F. YOKO
NARDOTO, GABRIELA B.
AFFUM-BAFFOE, KOFI
ARROYO, LUZMILLA
BOWMAN, DAVID M. J. S.
COMPAORE, HALIDOU
DAVIES, KALU
DIALLO, ADAMA
Fyllas, Nikolaos M.
GILPIN, MARTIN
HIEN, FIDELE
JOHNSON, MICHELLE
KILLEEN, TIMOTHY J.
METCALFE, DANIEL
MIRANDA, HELOISA S.
STEININGER, MARK
THOMSON, JOHN
SYKORA, KARLE
MOUGIN, ERIC
HIERNAUX, PIERRE
BIRD, MICHAEL I.
GRACE, JOHN
Lewis, Simon L.
Phillips, Oliver L.
Lloyd, Jon
ISSN: 1755-0874
Revista: Plant Ecology & Diversity
Volume: 6
Resumo: Background: There is no generally agreed classification scheme for the many different vegetation formation types occurring in the tropics. This hinders cross-continental comparisons and causes confusion as words such as forest' and savanna' have different meanings to different people. Tropical vegetation formations are therefore usually imprecisely and/or ambiguously defined in modelling, remote sensing and ecological studies.Aims: To integrate observed variations in tropical vegetation structure and floristic composition into a single classification scheme.Methods: Using structural and floristic measurements made on three continents, discrete tropical vegetation groupings were defined on the basis of overstorey and understorey structure and species compositions by using clustering techniques.Results: Twelve structural groupings were identified based on height and canopy cover of the dominant upper stratum and the extent of lower-strata woody shrub cover and grass cover. Structural classifications did not, however, always agree with those based on floristic composition, especially for plots located in the forestsavanna transition zone. This duality is incorporated into a new tropical vegetation classification scheme.Conclusions: Both floristics and stand structure are important criteria for the meaningful delineation of tropical vegetation formations, especially in the forest/savanna transition zone. A new tropical vegetation classification scheme incorporating this information has been developed.
URI: http://repositorio.inpa.gov.br/handle/123/1814
ISSN: 1755-0874
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17550874.2012.762812
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