Babassu palm (Attalea speciosa Mart.) super-dominance shapes its surroundings via multiple biotic, soil chemical, and physical interactions and accumulates soil carbon: a case study in eastern Amazonia

Christoph Gehring (Corresponding author), Marcelo Correa Zelarayán, Ronildson Lima Luz, Rosângela Borges Almeida, Robert Michael Boddey, Márcio Fernandes Alves Leite

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Abstract

Aggressive ruderal plant species pose an increasing problem in anthropically degraded lands. They both affect and are affected by other vegetation and by soil fertility in their surroundings. This study explores the case of the babassu palm (Attalea speciosa Mart., Arecaceae), which attains high dominance especially in frequently burned degraded lands throughout former Amazonia. We sought to understand the extent to which babassu palms affect their surroundings.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPlant and Soil
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

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