2018
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12470
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Resilience and restoration of tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and grassy woodlands

Abstract: Despite growing recognition of the conservation values of grassy biomes, our understanding of how to maintain and restore biodiverse tropical grasslands (including savannas and open‐canopy grassy woodlands) remains limited. To incorporate grasslands into large‐scale restoration efforts, we synthesised existing ecological knowledge of tropical grassland resilience and approaches to plant community restoration. Tropical grassland plant communities are resilient to, and often dependent on, the endogenous disturba… Show more

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“…Despite the remarkable diversity of the restoration species pool we studied, the representation of regional floras was biased under several aspects. While both Atlantic Forest and Cerrado species were available in plant nurseries, there was an underrepresentation of savannas’ specialists, which may lead to afforestation and to other negative consequences for the native diversity of the grassy biomes of Cerrado (Overbeck et al 2013; Veldman et al 2015a, 2015b; Abreu et al 2017; Buisson et al 2018). Furthermore, the restoration species pool constituted a narrow spectrum of growth forms that lack or underrepresent lianas, epiphytes and herbs; in the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes, these growth forms exceed 2 to 7 times the number of tree species (BFG 2015).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Despite the remarkable diversity of the restoration species pool we studied, the representation of regional floras was biased under several aspects. While both Atlantic Forest and Cerrado species were available in plant nurseries, there was an underrepresentation of savannas’ specialists, which may lead to afforestation and to other negative consequences for the native diversity of the grassy biomes of Cerrado (Overbeck et al 2013; Veldman et al 2015a, 2015b; Abreu et al 2017; Buisson et al 2018). Furthermore, the restoration species pool constituted a narrow spectrum of growth forms that lack or underrepresent lianas, epiphytes and herbs; in the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes, these growth forms exceed 2 to 7 times the number of tree species (BFG 2015).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…; Furley & Ratter ; Furley ; Villalobos‐Vega et al ). Woody species from tropical savannas have deep roots (approximately 15 m; Canadell et al ) so shallow soils prevent colonization by most woody species, especially trees (Ribeiro & Walter ; Amaral et al ; Buisson et al ), acting as a barrier to most grassland‐savanna transitions.…”
Section: Determinants Of Grassland‐savanna‐forest Complex In Cerrado mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In fire-maintained savannas, community disassembly is often caused by altered fire regimes (e.g. Buisson et al, 2019). Species losses from changes in fire frequency, intensity, and season are particularly severe in non-edaphic savannas where frequent fires are required to prevent colonization of fire-intolerant species and to maintain understorey plant diversity (Bond, 2016;Kirkman & Mitchell, 2006;Myers, 1990;Veldman, 2016).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%