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Many shades of green: the dynamic tropical forest–savannah transition zones

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The forest-savanna transition is the most widespread ecotone in tropical areas, separating two of the most productive terrestrial ecosystems. Here we review current understanding of the factors that shape this transition, and how it may change under various drivers of local or global change. At broadest scales the location of the transition is shaped by water availability, mediated strongly at local scales by fire regimes, herbivory pressure and spatial variation in soil properties. The ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rstb.2015.0308

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
Role:
Author
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Malhi, Y
Grant:
Advanced Investigator Award (321131
GEM-TRAIT
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Funding agency for:
Malhi, Y
Grant:
Advanced Investigator Award (321131
GEM-TRAIT
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
371
Issue:
1703
Article number:
20150308
Publication date:
2016-08-08
Acceptance date:
2016-06-13
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
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628419
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2016-06-17

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