Assessing the vulnerability of Brazilian savannas to interactions between drought and fires: implications for carbon storage, ecosystem functioning, and restoration success

Science / Life Sciences

Climate change may accelerate the intensity and frequency of natural and anthropogenic disturbances in tropical savanna ecosystems, promoting mortality in herbaceous and woody plants, interfering with community composition, and altering ecological processes and ecosystem functioning. Identifying which species compositions, according to their functional characteristics, offer greater resilience to new disturbance regimes, and climatic conditions are crucial for directing the preservation of intact ecosystems and the success of future restoration efforts. In addition to recording biodiversity, this project aims to quantify how vulnerable savanna ecosystems are to increased disturbance frequency and intensity and their impact on carbon storage and ecosystem functioning.

Amount invested

Grant Serrapilheira: R$ 333.000,00