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The Brazilian Pampa: A Fragile Biome

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dc.contributor.author Roesch, Luiz Fernando Wurdig
dc.contributor.author Vieira, Frederico Costa Beber
dc.contributor.author Schünemann, Adriano Luis
dc.contributor.author Teixeira, Italo Filippi
dc.contributor.author Senna, Ana Julia Teixeira
dc.contributor.author Stefenon, Valdir Marcos
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-14T18:46:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-14T18:46:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6797
dc.description.abstract "Biodiversity is one of the most fundamental properties of Nature. It underpins the stability of ecosystems, provides vast bioresources for economic use, and has important cultural significance for many people. The Pampa biome, located in the southernmost state of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, illustrates the direct and indirect interdependence of humans and biodiversity. The Brazilian Pampa lies within the South Temperate Zone where grasslands scattered with shrubs and trees are the dominant vegetation. The soil, originating from sedimentary rocks, often has an extremely sandy texture that makes them fragile—highly prone to water and wind erosion. Human activities have converted or degraded many areas of this biome. In this review we discuss our state-of-the-art knowledge of the diversity and the major biological features of this regions and the cultural factors that have shaped it. Our aim is to contribute toward a better understanding of the current status of this special biome and to describe how the interaction between human activities and environment affects the region, highlighting the fragility of the Brazilian Pampa." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject soil en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject plants en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.title The Brazilian Pampa: A Fragile Biome en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.country Brazil en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Diversity en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 182-198 en_US

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