Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation
Nat Con 2016;14:146-51 DOI: 10.1016/j.ncon.2016.08.002
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Afforestation of savannas: an impending ecological disaster
Geraldo Wilson Fernandesa,b,, , Marcel Serra Coelhoa, Ricardo Bomfim Machadoc, Manuel Eduardo Ferreirad, Ludmilla Moura de Souza Aguiarc, Rodolfo Dirzob, Aldicir Scariote, Cassiomar Rodrigues Lopesd
a Ecologia Evolutiva & Biodiversidade/DBG, ICB/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
b Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, United States
c Department of Zoology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Brasília, DF, Brazil
d Laboratory of Image Processing and Geoprocessing, Institute of Socio-Environmental Studies, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, GO, Brazil
e Laboratory of Ecology and Conservation, Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília, DF, Brazil
Received 13 April 2016, Accepted 29 August 2016
Keywords
Cerrado, Non-forest ecosystem, Restoration ecology, Eucalyptus plantation, Bonn challenge, CO2 sequestration