VEGETATION ECOLOGY OF THE PARQUE FLORESTAL QUEDAS DO RIO BONITO, BRAZIL

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Ary T. Oliveira-Filho Miguel Fluminhan-Filho

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The purpose of the present study was to classify, describe, and map the vegetation physiognomies of the Quedas do Rio Bonito Forest Park, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, using an interpretative approach, associating vegetational and environmental variations. Five vegetation physiognomies were recognised: montane forest, elfin forest, ‘cerrado’, montane grassland, and rocky montane grassland. The distribution of these physiognomies on the landscape follows basically the conjunction of two main factors: the soil water regime and the frequency of fire.

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OLIVEIRA-FILHO, Ary T.; FLUMINHAN-FILHO, Miguel. VEGETATION ECOLOGY OF THE PARQUE FLORESTAL QUEDAS DO RIO BONITO, BRAZIL. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 051-064, oct. 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/525>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Elfin forest, montane grassland, rocky montane grassland, semideciduous montane forest, vegetation analysis
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