Braz J Biol 2021 4;82:e235573. Epub 2021 Jun 4.
Federal University of São Carlos, Department of Botany, São Carlos, SP, Brasil.
In the tropical region, savannas and seasonal forests, both highly diverse biomes, occur side by side, under the same climate. If so, that mosaic cannot be explained solely by climatic variables, but also by fire, water availability and soil status. Nutrient availability in the soil, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, has been postulated to explain the abrupt transitions between savannas and seasonal forests in tropical regions. Read More