BR_Natal_Restinga_Forest - Brazil
seasonal tropical dry forest
white sand forest
Restinga semideciduous broadleaf forest with trees varying between 4 and 10 meters tall growing on nutrient-poor white sand soils distributed parallel to the Atlantic coastline. Mean annual temperature is 26oC and mean annual precipitation is 1746mm, concentrated between March and August. Dry season length (months < 100 mm) experience considerable interannual variation (3-9 months) and averages 6.2 months.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Participate in the TeaBag project and investigating the rates of decomposition and its driving forces in Restinga Atlantic forest in Brazil.
This site was originally established to study the importance of local and regional factors on vegetation taxonomic and functional community structure and how it affects ecosystem processes as primary productivity, nutrient recycling, carbon storage and etc... However, new studies have been established such as ornithological and entomological description of plots.