FLORISTIC COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO TREE COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HABITAT DESCRIPTOR VARIABLES

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Jean Daniel Morel Rubens Manoel dos Santos Marco Aurélio Leite Fontes Paulo Oswaldo Garcia Fernanda Maria de Souza

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The knowledge about the influence of habitat variables is essential to understand the underlying ecological patterns in vegetation. This study compared the floristic composition of two forest communities located in different altitudes. Associated with this comparison, we used a methodology where habitat descriptor variables were scaled and interpreted by the biotic set sampled. We constructed one matrix with scores given to physical, biotic, vegetation, and anthropogenic variables in the field and one matrix with the species sampled and performed multivariate analyses. We found that the floristic communities differ between the different altitudes and that the methodology used showed significant variables for the ecological characterization of the sampled habitat.

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MOREL, Jean Daniel et al. FLORISTIC COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO TREE COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HABITAT DESCRIPTOR VARIABLES. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 21, n. 4, p. 601-616, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/1110>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.
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Plant ecology, geoecology, floristic composition, environmental variables.
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