The Cerrado is the second largest Brazilian biome, occupying originally almost 2 million of square meters (Ratter
et al., 1997), made up of woodlands, savannas, grasslands, and gallery and dry forests (Klink and Machado, 2005).
"Cerrado" (Brazilian savanna, sensu stricto) is the second largest Brazilian vegetational formation, with a total area of approximately two million square kilometres (Oliveira-Filho and Ratter
, 2002); it is considered a hotspot because of its endemic species and constant threats to its territory (Orme et al., 2005).
Quite recently local botanists and collaborators have started to collect and to publish information on the flora (e.g., Pott and Pott, 1994, 1999, 2000) and the vegetation (e.g., Ratter
et al., 1988; Nunes da Cunha and Junk, 2001; Damasceno-Junior et al., 2005; Nunes da Cunha et al., 2007).
The Brazilian Cerrado has been under pressure from agriculture (mainly soybean) and pastureland since the 1960's (Ratter
et al., 1997), and recently by the advance of sugarcane cultivation (Sawyer, 2008).
A precise description of the vegetation at FAL can be found in Ratter
The average annual rainfall is 800-2000 mm, with an average annual temperature between 18 and 28 [degrees]C (Ratter
et al., 1997; 2006).
The origins of the cerrado biome, which occupies approximately 2 million [km.sup.2] of the Brazilian territory, bordered by the Amazon and the Atlantic Forests (Ratter
et al., 1997; Oliveira Filho and Ratter
, 2002), is still a matter of debate (Ribeiro and Walter, 1998; Ledru, 2002).
Similarly, Gerkensmeier and Ratter
(2018) opined that risk management is a social issue in which integrated approach is urgently needed as it may be difficult to tackle by individual player so, involvement of all stakeholders to tackle risk collectively is the need of the hour.
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Essas especies foram as mais importantes na FRP e estao entre aquelas mais frequentemente encontradas e consideradas caracteristicas de cerrado sentido restrito no Brasil Central (RATTER
et al., 2003).
grandiflora, occurs exclusively in open areas of Cerrado (Magenta et al., 2010); it is subjected to typical Cerrado environmental conditions such as high solar radiation, low availability of nutrients in the soil like calcium and magnesium, and high aluminum levels, in addition to low water availability, mainly in the upper soil layers (Ratter
et al., 1977).
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