Abiotic factors influencing tropical dry forests regeneration

Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology (Impact Factor: 0.47). 01/2006; DOI: 10.1590/S1516-89132006000300016
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ABSTRACT Tropical dry forests represent nearly half the tropical forests in the world and are the ecosystems registering the greatest deterioration from the anthropogenic exploitation of the land. This paper presents a review on the dynamics of tropical dry forests regeneration and the main abiotic factors influencing this regeneration, such as seasonal nature, soil fertility and humidity, and natural and anthropic disturbances. The main purpose is to clearly understand an important part of TDF succession dynamics.

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