What are the structuring factors of the rupestrian field community that explain its high diversity?

Science / Life Sciences

Although ecosystems occupy small areas, the rupestrian fields have high diversity and varying degrees of endemism. Therefore, climate change and environmental degradation significantly threaten its biodiversity. Understanding the factors that affect the variety of communities in different rock fields becomes a key factor for their conservation. We will use functional ecology as a basis, considering alternative functional designs based on the multiple phenotypes of species from different rupestrian fields. Our objective is to know which combinations of characteristics potentially describe the successful establishment of these plants in this ecosystem. By understanding how these different strategies are distributed, we can predict how species will respond to imminent environmental changes.

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Chamada conjunta de apoio a pós-docs negros e indígenas em ecologia nº 1