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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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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1098/rstb.2015.0308

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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Malhi, Y
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
371
Issue:
1703
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Article: 20150308
Publication date:
2016-08-08
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1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
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uuid:13f66ea3-b233-41f3-9114-b98ced1e1f70
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628419
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pubs:628419
Paper number:
1703

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