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Lianas strongly impact forests in southern Amazonia

1 month ago   |   By British Ecological Society

The discovery of new relationships between trees and woody vines was published this week in the Journal of Ecology by researchers from the Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso in partnership with the University of Leeds and five other UK Universities.
According to lead author, Dra. Simone Matias Reis from UNEMAT, the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford, more than half of all trees that grow on the southern edge of the Amazon are infested by lianas. As a consequence, the growth of these trees is reduced by an average of one third.
“Lianas have always been a natural feature of...
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