Brazilian North Parana state Seasonal Atlantic Forest - Brazil
Brazilian North Parana state Seasonal Atlantic Forest
Seasonal Atlantic Forest
The site is composed by a set of Atlantic Forest fragments and restoration sites scattered in an agricultural landscape in north of Parana state, south Brazil. The forest in this region is a seasonal semi-deciduous form of Atlantic Forest, which undergone strong conversion rates from 1940 to 1980 and presently has only 8% forest cover, distributed in a myriad of small fragments. Forest fragmentation, fertilizer and pesticide leakage from agricultural fields and urbanization are the main regional drivers of environmental change. In each sub-site (forest fragment or restoration site) we are sampling flora, fauna and ecosystem attributes (forest biomass, litter fall, litter decomposition etc). The site is maintained by Londrina State University
General Characteristics and Status
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
ILTER✔This site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Brazil✔ (LTER_SAM_BR_MANP)This site is a verified "LTER Brazil" member.