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Floristic and structural characterization of six fragments of the seasonal semidecidual forest in the environmental protection area of Souzas and Joaquim Egídio, Campinas, SP

Grant number: 99/06999-0
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2001 - June 30, 2003
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal researcher:Luiza Sumiko Kinoshita
Grantee:Luiza Sumiko Kinoshita
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The proposed project aims at discovering and comparing the floristic composition, phytosociological structure and state of conservation of ten fragments of seasonal semidecidual forest in the municipality of Campinas, SP. Among the fragments chosen for the study is the Ribeirão Cachoeira forest, the second largest fragment in the municipality with 236.2ha. The others are distributed in three classes of size: 10-15ha; 16-25ha and 26-45ha, with three fragments in each class. The sampling will be carried out using the quadrant points method, in which will be included individual trees with a diameter at chest height > 5 cm.We will analyze qualitative aspects of the state of conservation of the fragments as index of the canopy cover (obtained through hemispheric photos); state of the canopy (evaluated through categorization of the trees sampled in current trees, past trees and future trees); degree of infestation by lianas and occurrence of disturbance factors (fire, cattle and wood extraction). After the collection of this data it is hoped to analyze questions such as: the correspondence between the patterns of variation of the vegetation and the pattern of variations of the abiotic components and the relationship between the classifications found in the literature on the state of conservation of the fragments with qualitative parameters measured in the field. (AU)

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DOS SANTOS‚ K.; KINOSHITA‚ L.S.; SANTOS‚ F.A.M.. Tree species composition and similarity in semideciduous forest fragments of southeastern Brazil. Biological Conservation, v. 135, n. 2, p. 268-277, . (99/06999-0)

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