caatinga


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caatinga

(kɑːˈtɪŋɡə)
n
a Brazilian semi-arid scrub forest
[C19: from Tupi ka’a tinga white forest]
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Unique to Brazil, the Caatinga biome is one of the most populated and biologically diverse semi-arid regions in the world.
The Brazilian cerrado and caatinga zones certainly hold promise in this regard, as does the Dahomey Gap savannah that separates the Upper and Lower Guinea rainforests (Mayr & O'Hara 1986) (Figure 2).
Ao passo que a caatinga o afoga; abrevia-lhe o olhar; agride-o e estonteia-o; enlaca-o na trama espinescente e nao o atrai; repulsa-o com as folhas urticantes, com o espinho, com os gravetos estalados em lancas; e desdobra-se-lhe na frente leguas e leguas, imutavel no aspecto desolado: arvores sem folhas, de galhos estorcidos e secos, revoltos, entrecruzados, apontando rijamente no espaco ou estirando-se flexuosos pelo solo, lembrando um bracejar imenso, de tortura, da flora agonizante.
Environmental perception and ethnozoology concepts were used in this study to analyze the use of fauna native to the Rio Grande do Norte Caatinga by communities around the Serido Ecological Station.
Autoecology and description of Mummucia mauryi (Solifugae, Mummuciidae), a new solifuge from Brazilian semi-arid Caatinga.
O Programa de Formacao e Mobilizacao Social para a Convivencia com o Semi-Arido: Um Milhao de Cisternas Rurais (P1MC) revela a concepcao do trabalho da ASA: a construcao de cisternas nao e a finalidade ultima do programa, mas a fratura que se cria na compreensao estereotipada da seca e da caatinga como algo que deva ser combatido e eliminado.
De modo geral, as mangabeiras situadas no município de Barra dos Coqueiros apresentam-se em grande número e são descritas pelas suas catadoras como plantas de terreno seco, de areia ou, como elas denominam, de caatinga.
Seventy years after they roamed northeastern Brazil as members of Latin America's most publicized bandit gang of the twentieth century, their recollections remain as sharp as the razor-edged thorns of the caatinga shrubs that cover the perpetually and sertao, the country's desolate backlands.
It contains 20 peer- reviewed papers presenting research on such topics as phytogeographical patterns inferred from distribution data of the family Leguminosae in the Brazilian Caatinga, floristic relationships of seasonally dry forests of eastern South America based tree species distribution patterns, botanical and ecological basis for the resilience of Antillean dry forests, and paleo-ecological data on the late Quaternary biogeographical history of South American seasonally dry tropical forests, to cite a few.
Hanzi has written that 40% of the region is degraded, and 25% of it is on the brink of desertification, caused almost entirely by unsustainable agricultural and livestock traditions that eliminated the covering vegetation, called caatinga.
In this denuded landscape, the sole survivor engages in a daily survival routine, foraging for food among cacti, sage and prickly stunted trees known as caatinga.
In parts of northeast Brazil, the progressive conversion of land use from small-scale, subsistence agriculture to cattle ranching has meant reduced ground cover by the caatinga plant, known for its ability to recover after long dry spells.