Cerrado to rupestrian grasslands

Patterns of species distribution and the forces shaping them along an altitudinal gradient

G. Wilson Fernandes, Hernani A. Almeida, Cássio A. Nunes, João Henrique A Xavier, Neil S Cobb, Marco Antônio A Carneiro, Tatiana Cornelissen, Frederico S. Neves, Sérvio P. Ribeiro, Yule Roberta F Nunes, Ana Carolina V Pires, Marina V. Beirão

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Abstract

Due to clear variations in a relatively small area, mountains represent natural laboratories for evolutionary and ecological studies. In a large degree, these variations are driven by changes in climate and soil that occur along altitudinal gradients and influence the ecology, evolution and geography of species. In spite of being old and eroded, the southern Brazilian mountains provide enough variation and heterogeneity to influence species distribution and diversity. The best-known Brazilian mountain range is the Espinhaço (the Backbone mountains). The Espinhaço is a large natural watershed divider of major ecological importance in eastern Brazil. The altitudinal gradient in the Espinhaço Mountains is low when compared to other tall mountains in the world as it only varies from ca. 650 to 2.072 m a.s.l. at the Sun Peak (Pico do Sol). This chapter synthesizes the results of 10 studies that have collectively examined the soil, climate to better understand patterns and processes associated with biodiversity of key groups of organism, including of plants, termites, dung beetles, ants, butterflies, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, insect herbivores and birds in an altitudinal gradient (from 800 to 1400 m a.s.l.) at Espinhaço mountain range. In this mountain range, the soils are primarily poor and the vegetation is dominated by rupestrian grasslands, and both are known to vary along the altitudinal gradient hence providing opportunities for variation in the associated organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEcology and Conservation of Mountaintop Grasslands in Brazil
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages345-378
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783319298085
ISBN (Print)9783319298078
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Fernandes, G. W., Almeida, H. A., Nunes, C. A., Xavier, J. H. A., Cobb, N. S., Carneiro, M. A. A., ... Beirão, M. V. (2016). Cerrado to rupestrian grasslands: Patterns of species distribution and the forces shaping them along an altitudinal gradient. In Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop Grasslands in Brazil (pp. 345-378). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29808-5_15

Cerrado to rupestrian grasslands : Patterns of species distribution and the forces shaping them along an altitudinal gradient. / Fernandes, G. Wilson; Almeida, Hernani A.; Nunes, Cássio A.; Xavier, João Henrique A; Cobb, Neil S; Carneiro, Marco Antônio A; Cornelissen, Tatiana; Neves, Frederico S.; Ribeiro, Sérvio P.; Nunes, Yule Roberta F; Pires, Ana Carolina V; Beirão, Marina V.

Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop Grasslands in Brazil. Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 345-378.

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Fernandes, GW, Almeida, HA, Nunes, CA, Xavier, JHA, Cobb, NS, Carneiro, MAA, Cornelissen, T, Neves, FS, Ribeiro, SP, Nunes, YRF, Pires, ACV & Beirão, MV 2016, Cerrado to rupestrian grasslands: Patterns of species distribution and the forces shaping them along an altitudinal gradient. in Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop Grasslands in Brazil. Springer International Publishing, pp. 345-378. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29808-5_15
Fernandes GW, Almeida HA, Nunes CA, Xavier JHA, Cobb NS, Carneiro MAA et al. Cerrado to rupestrian grasslands: Patterns of species distribution and the forces shaping them along an altitudinal gradient. In Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop Grasslands in Brazil. Springer International Publishing. 2016. p. 345-378 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29808-5_15
Fernandes, G. Wilson ; Almeida, Hernani A. ; Nunes, Cássio A. ; Xavier, João Henrique A ; Cobb, Neil S ; Carneiro, Marco Antônio A ; Cornelissen, Tatiana ; Neves, Frederico S. ; Ribeiro, Sérvio P. ; Nunes, Yule Roberta F ; Pires, Ana Carolina V ; Beirão, Marina V. / Cerrado to rupestrian grasslands : Patterns of species distribution and the forces shaping them along an altitudinal gradient. Ecology and Conservation of Mountaintop Grasslands in Brazil. Springer International Publishing, 2016. pp. 345-378
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