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dc.contributor.authorDexter, Kyle G.
dc.contributor.authorPennington, R. Toby
dc.contributor.authorOliveira-Filho, Ary T.
dc.contributor.authorBueno, Marcelo L.
dc.contributor.authorSilva de Miranda, Pedro L.
dc.contributor.authorNeves, Danilo M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-22T17:13:50Z
dc.date.available2019-05-22T17:13:50Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-24
dc.identifier.citationDexter KG, Pennington RT, Oliveira-Filho AT, Bueno ML, Silva de Miranda PL and Neves DM (2018) Inserting Tropical Dry Forests Into the Discussion on Biome Transitions in the Tropics. Front. Ecol. Evol. 6:104. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00104en_US
dc.identifier.issn2296-701X
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fevo.2018.00104
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/632362
dc.description.abstractTropical moist forests and savannas are iconic biomes. There is, however, a third principal biome in the lowland tropics that is less well known: tropical dry forest. Discussions on responses of vegetation in the tropics to climate and land-use change often focus on shifts between forests and savannas, but ignore dry forests. Tropical dry forests are distinct from moist forests in their seasonal drought stress and consequent deciduousness and differ from savannas in rarely experiencing fire. These factors lead tropical dry forests to have unique ecosystem function. Here, we discuss the underlying environmental drivers of transitions among tropical dry forests, moist forests and savannas, and demonstrate how incorporating tropical dry forests into our understanding of tropical biome transitions is critical to understanding the future of tropical vegetation under global environmental change.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural Environment Research Council (UK) [NE/I028122/1]; Leverhulme Trust; Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior-Brazil (CAPES) [99999.013197/2013-04]en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SAen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fevo.2018.00104/fullen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Dexter, Pennington, Oliveira-Filho, Bueno, Silva de Miranda and Neves. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjecttropical dry foresten_US
dc.subjecttropical moist foresten_US
dc.subjectsavannaen_US
dc.subjectbiomesen_US
dc.subjectfireen_US
dc.subjectsoil fertilityen_US
dc.subjectwater stressen_US
dc.subjectdeciduousnessen_US
dc.titleInserting Tropical Dry Forests Into the Discussion on Biome Transitions in the Tropicsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biolen_US
dc.identifier.journalFRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.source.journaltitleFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
dc.source.volume6
refterms.dateFOA2019-05-22T17:13:50Z


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© 2018 Dexter, Pennington, Oliveira-Filho, Bueno, Silva de Miranda and Neves. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
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