Welcome to the
Lab of Vegetation Ecology
We are a group of curious vegetation scientists interested in different things, especially in understanding how fire affects tropical savannas and grasslands in Brazil. Moreover, we are interested in techniques for the control of invasive species in Cerrado areas and also in understanding the regeneration dynamics of Cerrado vegetation after fire.
Our group focuses in open physiognomies, such as grasslands and open savanna areas. Although Brazil is known by its beautiful forests, the herbaceous layer of the vegetation can be quite interesting. Also, these grasslands and tropical savannas are threatened by the rapid changes in land use, thus efforts to study their dynamics, structure and responses to disturbance will help preserve them.