The landscape surveyed comprised mainly semi-deciduous forest patches, riparian forest (mainly, gallery forests
), buriti palm (vereda), and shrubby savanna (cerrado stricto sensu) on the mountain tops, inserted in a matrix composed of sugar-cane plantations and exotic grasses.
However, tree species of gallery forests
are less tolerant to fire than savanna species (Hoffmann et al., 2012), and although little is known about what happens with the forest understory after a burning event, we could expect a fire-sensitive forest understory when compared to a fire-adapted cerrado ground-layer.
6), grouped into five main landscapes, were identified after greenness and topo-hydrographical characterization: 1) Class 1 (water bodies); 2) classes 2, 3, 5 and 7 (open lands and forest edges, including grasslands and bare lands, as well as open scrublands); 3) classes 11, 14 and 15 (evergreen forests, including floodable scrublands with spare trees/narrow gallery forests
, floodable evergren forest edges/gallery forests, seasonally flooded evergreen forests, lowland evergreen forests on terra firme, and montane and submontane evergreen forests on terra firme); 4) class 12 (submontane semi-deciduous forests); and 5) classes 4, 6 and 8 (cloud forest, including cloud montane semi-deciduous forests, cloud evergreen forest edges, and cloud evergreen forests).
Tree Communities of Gallery Forests
of the IBGE Ecological Reserve, Distrito Federal, Brazil.
Studies of floristic and ecological aspects of the Brazilian Gallery Forests
began in the Amazon Basin in the 50's and were later extended to other regions of the country (Martins, 1989).
Later, in the 1990s, 5 males and 1 female were also observed and collected in gallery forests
about 18 km from Ribeirao Cascalheira, which is 530 km northeast of Diamantino.
sitchensis) swamps, and gallery forests
of ash and cottonwood (Populus balsamifera ssp.
The ocelot occupies a variety of habitats, including humid tropical forests, subtropical forests, swampy savannas (Koford, 1973; Guggisberg, 1975), estuarine mangroves (Koford, 1973; Vaughan, 1983), dense thorny chaparral (Tewes and Schmidly, 1999), dense forests, secondary forests, swamp forests, scrub, (Vaughan, 1983), tropical dry thorny forests, and gallery forests
The foundation's objective is to protect and restore the river sources and gallery forests
of the Xingu.
A healthy bosque ecosystem includes cottonwood (Populus deltoides wislizeni) gallery forests
with understories of coyote and black willow (Salix spp.).
Furthermore, the area of gallery forests
expanded more than 50% in tallgrass prairie in northeastern Kansas during 1939-1985 (Knight et al., 1994).