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Miatto RC & Batalha MA. Are the cerrado and the seasonal forest woody floras assembled by different processes despite their spatial proximity? Journal of Plant Ecology.


Li Y, Shipley B, Price JN, Dantas VL, Tamme R, Westoby M, Siefert A, Schamp BS, Spasojevic MJ, Jung V, Laughlin DC, Richardson SJ, Bagousse-Pinguet YL, Schöb C, Gazol A, Prentice HC, Gross N, Overton J, Cianciaruso MV, Louault F, Kamiyama C, Nakashizuka T, Hikosaka K, Sasaki T, Katabuchi M, Dussault CF, Gaucherand S, Chen N, Vandewalle M &   Batalha MA. 2017. Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide. Journal of Ecology.


2017


Giehl ELH, Moretti M, Walsh J, Batalha MA & Crook C. Assessing the use of scientific evidence and potential barriers in the management of Brazilian protected areas. Plos One 12: e0169917. (80.pdf)


Tunes P, Alves VN, Valentin-Silva A, Batalha MA & Guimarães E. Does fire affect the temporal pattern of trophic resource supply to pollinators and seed-dispersing frugivores in a Brazilian savanna community? Plant Ecology 218: 345-357. (79.pdf)


2016


Miatto RC & Batalha MA. 2016. Leaf chemistry of woody species in the Brazilian cerrado and seasonal forest: response to soil and taxonomy and effects on decomposition rates. Plant Ecology 217: 1467-1479. (78.pdf)


Dória LC, Podadera DS, Batalha MA, Lima RS & Marcati CR. 2016. Do woody plants of the Caatinga show a higher degree of xeromorphism than in the Cerrado? Flora 224: 244-251. (77.pdf)


Miatto RC, Wright IJ & Batalha MA. 2016. Relationships between soil nutrient status and nutrient-related leaf traits in Brazilian cerrado and seasonal forest communities. Plant and Soil 404: 13-33. (76.pdf)


Loiola PP, Carvalho GH & Batalha MA. 2016. Disentangling the roles of resource availability and disturbance in fine and coarse root biomass in savanna. Austral Ecology 41: 255-262. (75.pdf)


Fernandes CS, Batalha MA & Bichuette ME. 2016. Does the cave environment reduce functional diversity? Plos One 11: e0151958. (74.pdf)


2015


Paula A, Martins FQ, Batalha MA, Rodrigues R & Manhães MA. 2015. Riqueza, diversidade e composição florística em áreas de cerrado em regeneração e preservado na Estação Ecológica de Itirapina, SP. Ciência Florestal 25: 231-238. (73.pdf)


Batalha MA, Pipenbaher N, Bakan B, Kaligarič M & Škornik S. 2015. Assessing community assembly along a successional gradient in the North Adriatic Karst with functional and phylogenetic distances. Oecologia 178: 1205-1214. (72.pdf)


Rosatti NB, Silva DM & Batalha MA. 2015. Loss of phylogenetic and functional originalities of woody cerrado species in simulated extinction scenarios. Austral Ecology 40: 267-274. (71.pdf)


Loiola PP, Scherer-Lorenzen M & Batalha MA. 2015. The role of environmental filters and functional traits in predicting the root biomass and productivity in savannas and tropical seasonal forests. Forest Ecology and Management 342: 49-55. (70.pdf)


Dantas VL, Batalha MA, França H & Pausas JG. 2015. Resource availability shapes fire-filtered savannas. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 395-403. (69.pdf)


2014


Carvalho GH, Batalha MA, Silva IA, Cianciaruso MV & Petchey OL. 2014. Are fire, soil fertility and toxicity, water availability, plant functional diversity, and litter decomposition related in a Neotropical savanna? Oecologia 175: 923-935. (68.pdf)


2013


Bagatini IL, Spínola ALG, Peres BM, Mansano AS, Rodrigues MAA, Batalha MA & Lucca JV. 2013. Protozooplankton and its relationship with environmental conditions in 13 water bodies of the Mogi-Guaçu basin - SP, Brazil. Biota Neotropica 9: 02913042013. (67.pdf)


Carvalho GH & Batalha MA. 2013. The drivers of woody species richness and density in a Neotropical savannah. Biology Letters 9: 20130412. (66.pdf)


Dantas VL, Batalha MA & Pausas JG. 2013. Fire drives functional thresholds on the savanna-forest transition. Ecology 94: 2454-2463. (65.pdf)


Cianciaruso MV, Batalha MA & Petchey OL. 2013. High loss of plant phylogenetic and functional diversity due to simulated extinctions of pollinators and seed dispersers in a tropical savanna. Natureza & Conservação 11: 36-42. (64.pdf)


Silva DM, Batalha MA & Cianciaruso MV. 2013. Influence of fire history and soil properties on plant species richness and functional diversity in a Neotropical savanna. Acta Botanica Brasilica 27: 490-497. (63.pdf)


Pipenbaher N, Škornik S, Carvalho GH & Batalha MA. 2013. Phylogenetic and functional relationships in pastures and meadows from the North Adriatic Karst. Plant Ecology 214: 501-519. (62.pdf)


Dantas VL, Pausas JG, Batalha MA, Loiola PP & Cianciaruso MV. 2013. The role of fire in structuring trait variability in Neotropical savannas. Oecologia 171: 487-494. (61.pdf)


2012


Freitas JR, Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2012. Functional diversity, soil features, and community functioning: a test in a cerrado site. Brazilian Journal of Biology 72: 463.470. (60.pdf)


Trajano E, Bichuette ME & Batalha MA. 2012. Estudos ambientais em cavernas: os problemas da coleta, da identificação, da inclusão e dos índices. Espeleo-Tema 23: 13-22. (59.pdf)


Loiola PP, Silva IA, Silva DM & Batalha MA. 2012. Underdispersion of anti-herbivore defence traits and phylogenetic structure of cerrado tree species at fine spatial scale. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 1095-1104. (58.pdf)


Cianciaruso MV, Silva IA, Batalha MA, Gaston KJ & Petchey OL. 2012. The role of fire on phylogenetic and functional structure of woody savannas: moving from species to individuals. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14: 205-216. (57.pdf)


Dantas VL & Batalha MA. 2012. Can anti-herbivory resistance explain the abundance of woody species in a Neotropical savanna? Botany 90: 93-99. (56.pdf)


Silva DM, Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2012. Phylogenetic and phenotypic originality and abundance in a cerrado plant community. Austral Ecology 37: 302-307. (55.pdf)


2011


Silva DM, Loiola PP, Rosatti NB, Silva IA, Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2012. Os efeitos do regime de fogo sob a vegetação de cerrado no Parque Nacional das Emas, GO: considerações para a conservação da biodiversidade. Biodiversidade Brasileira 2: 26-39. (54.pdf)


Batalha MA, Silva IA, Cianciaruso MV, França H & Carvalho GH. 2011. Phylogeny, traits, environment, and space in cerrado plant communities at Emas National Park (Brazil). Flora 206: 949-956. (53.pdf)


Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2011. Plant functional types in Brazilian savannas: the niche partitioning between herbaceous and woody species. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13: 201-206. (52.pdf)


Silva IA, Silva DM, Carvalho GH & Batalha MA. 2011. Reproductive phenology of Brazilian savannas and riparian forests: environmental and phylogenetic issues. Annals of Forest Science 68: 1207-1215. (51.pdf)


Gonçalves CS & Batalha MA. 2011. Towards testing the ‘Honeycomb Rippling Model’: test in a cerrado fragment. Brazilian Journal of Biology 71: 401-408. (50.pdf)


Batalha MA, Silva IA, Cianciaruso MV & Carvalho GH. 2011. Trait diversity on the phylogeny of cerrado woody species. Oikos 120: 1741-1751. (49.pdf)


Dantas VL & Batalha MA. 2011. Vegetation structure: fine scale relationships with soil in a cerrado site. Flora 206: 341-346. (48.pdf)


Batalha MA. 2011. O cerrado não é um bioma. Biota Neotropica 11. (47.pdf)


Silva DM & Batalha MA. 2011. Defense syndromes against herbivory in a cerrado plant community. Plant Ecology 212: 181-193. (46.pdf)


2010


Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2010. Phylogenetic structure of Brazilian savannas under different fire regimes. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 1003-1013. (45.pdf)


Loiola PP, Cianciaruso MV, Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2010. Functional diversity of herbaceous species under different fire frequencies in Brazilian savannas. Flora 205: 674-681. (44.pdf)


Batalha MA, Cianciaruso MV & Motta Jr JC. 2010. Consequences of simulated loss of open cerrado areas to bird functional diversity. Natureza & Conservação 8: 34-39. (43.pdf)


Silva IA, Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2010. Abundance distribution of Brazilian savanna plants along an environmental gradient: modelling common and rare species. Acta Botanica Brasilica 24: 407-413. (42.pdf)


Cianciaruso MV, Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2010. Above-ground biomass of functional groups in the herbaceous layer of savannas under different fire frequencies. Australian Journal of Botany 58: 169-174. (41.pdf)


Gadotti CA & Batalha MA. 2010. The ‘Herbivory Uncertainty Principle’: application in a cerrado site. Brazilian Journal of Biology 70: 279-282. (40.pdf)


Silva IA, Carvalho GH, Loiola PP, Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2010. Herbaceous and shrubby species co-occurrences in Brazilian savannas: the roles of fire and chance. Community Ecology 11: 97-104. (39.pdf)


Carvalho GH, Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2010. Plantminer: a web tool for checking and gathering plant species taxonomic information. Environmental Modelling and Software 25: 815-816. (38.pdf)


Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2010. Woody plant species co-occurrence in Brazilian savannas under different fire frequencies. Acta Oecologica 36: 85-91. (37.pdf)


2009


Jardim AVF & Batalha MA. 2009. Dispersal syndromes related to edge distance in cerrado sensu stricto fragments of central-western Brazil. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 52: 1167-1177. (36.pdf)


Cianciaruso MV, Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2009. Diversidades filogenética e funcional: novas abordagens para a Ecologia de comunidades. Biota Neotropica 9. (35.pdf)


Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2009. Phylogenetic overdispersion of plant species in southern Brazilian savannas. Brazilian Journal of Biology 69: 843-849. (34.pdf)


Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2009. Short-term community dynamics in seasonal and hyperseasonal cerrados. Brazilian Journal of Biology 69: 231-240. (33.pdf)


Silva IA, Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2009. Dispersal modes and fruiting periods in hyperseasonal and seasonal savannas, central Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Botânica 32: 155-163. (32.pdf)


Cianciaruso MV, Batalha MA, Gaston KJ & Petchey OL. 2009. Including intraspecific variability in functional diversity. Ecology 90: 81-89. (31.pdf)


Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2009. Co-occurrence of tree species at fine spatial scale in a woodland cerrado, southeastern Brazil. Plant Ecology 200: 277–286. (30.pdf)


2008


Jardim AVF & Batalha MA. 2008. Can we predict dispersal guilds based on the leaf-height-seed scheme in a disjunct cerrado woodland? Brazilian Journal of Biology 68: 553-559. (29.pdf)


Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2008. A year in a Cerrado wet grassland: a non-seasonal island in a seasonal savanna environment. Brazilian Journal of Biology 68: 495-501. (28.pdf)


Valenti MW, Cianciaruso MV & Batalha MA. 2008. Seasonality of litterfall and leaf decomposition in a cerrado site. Brazilian Journal of Biology 68: 459-465. (27.pdf)


Silva DM & Batalha MA. 2008. Soil–vegetation relationships in cerrados under different fire frequencies. Plant and Soil 311: 87–96. (26.pdf)


Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2008. Species convergence into life-forms in a hyperseasonal cerrado in central Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology 68: 631-637. (25.pdf)


Amorim PK & Batalha MA. 2008. Soil chemical factors and grassland species density in Emas National Park (central Brazil). Brazilian Journal of Biology 68: 279-285. (24.pdf)


2007


Amorim PK & Batalha MA. 2007. Soil-vegetation relationships in hyperseasonal cerrado, seasonal cerrado, and wet grassland in Emas National Park (central Brazil). Acta Oecologica 32: 319-327. (23.pdf)


Martins FQ & Batalha MA. 2007. Vertical and horizontal distribution of pollination systems in cerrado fragments of central Brazil. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 50: 503-514. (22.pdf)


Batalha MA & Martins FR. 2007. The vascular flora of the cerrado in Emas National Park (Central Brazil): a savanna flora summarized. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 50: 269-277. (21.pdf)


2006


Silva IA & Batalha MA. 2006. Taxonomic distinctness and diversity of a hyperseasonal savanna in central Brazil. Diversity and Distributions 12: 725-730. (20.pdf)


Amorim PK & Batalha MA. 2006. Soil characteristics of a hyperseasonal cerrado compared to a seasonal cerrado and a floodplain grassland: implications for plant community structure. Brazilian Journal of Biology 66: 661-670. (19.pdf)


Martins FQ & Batalha MA. 2006. Pollination systems and floral traits in cerrado woody species of the upper Taquari region (central Brazil). Brazilian Journal of Biology 66: 543-552. (18.pdf)


2005


Cianciaruso MV, Batalha MA & Silva IA. 2005. Seasonal variation of a hyperseasonal cerrado in Emas National Park, central Brazil. Flora 200: 345-353. (17.pdf)


Oliveira FF & Batalha MA. 2005. Lognormal abundance distribution of woody species in a cerrado fragment (São Carlos, southeastern Brazil). Revista Brasileira de Botânica 28: 39-45. (16.pdf)


Batalha MA, Cianciaruso MV, Silva IA & Delitti WBC. 2005. Hyperseasonal cerrado, a new Brazilian vegetation form. Brazilian Journal of Biology 65: 735-738. (15.pdf)


2004


Batalha MA & Martins FR. 2004. Reproductive phenology of the cerrado plant community in Emas National Park (central Brazil). Australian Journal of Botany 52: 149-161. (14.pdf)


2003


Batalha MA & Jorge MCC. 2003. Flora de Grão-Mogol, Minas Gerais: Aristolochiaceae. Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 21: 105-105. (13.pdf)


2002


Batalha MA & Martins FR. 2002. Life-form spectra of Brazilian cerrado sites. Flora 197: 452-460. (12.pdf)


Batalha MA & Martins FR. 2002. The vascular flora of the cerrado in Emas National Park (Goiás, central Brazil). Sida 20: 295-311. (11.pdf)


Batalha MA & Martins FR. 2002. Floristic, frequency, and vegetation life-form spectra of a cerrado site. Brazilian Journal of Biology 64: 203-209. (10.pdf)


Ruggiero PGC, Batalha MA, Pivello VR & Meirelles ST. 2002. Soil-vegetation relationships in cerrado (Brazilian savanna) and semideciduous forest, Southeastern Brazil. Plant Ecology 160: 1-16. (9.pdf)


2001


Batalha MA, Mantovani W & Mesquita Jr HN. 2001. Vegetation stucture in cerrado physiognomies in southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology 61: 475-483. (8.pdf)


Batalha MA & Mantovani W. 2001. Floristic composition of the cerrado in the Pé-de-Gigante Reserve (Southeastern Brazil). Acta Botanica Brasilica 15: 289-304. (7.pdf)


2000


Batalha MA & Mantovani W. 2000. Some phenological patterns of cerrado plant species at the Pé-de-Gigante Reserve (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP, Brazil): a comparison between the herbaceous and the woody floras. Brazilian Journal of Biology 60: 129-145. (6.pdf)


1999


Batalha MA & Mantovani W. 1999. Chaves de identificação das espécies vegetais vasculares baseada em caracteres vegetativos para a ARIE Cerrado Pé-de-Gigante (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP). Revista do Instituto Florestal 11: 137-158. (5.pdf)


1998


Pivello, VR, Bitencourt MD, Mantovani W, Mesquita Jr HN, Batalha MA & Shida C. 1998. Proposta de zoneamento ecológico para a reserva de cerrado Pé-de-Gigante (Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, SP). Brazilian Journal of Ecology 2: 108-118. (4.pdf)


Batalha MA, Aragaki S & Mantovani W. 1998. Chave de identificação das espécies vasculares do cerrado em Emas (Pirassununga, SP) baseada em caracteres vegetativos. Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 17: 85-108. (3.pdf)


1997


Batalha MA, Aragaki S & Mantovani W. 1997. Variações fenológicas das espécies do cerrado em Emas (Pirassununga, SP). Acta Botanica Brasilica 11: 61-78. (2.pdf)


Batalha MA, Aragaki S & Mantovani W. 1997 Florística do cerrado em Emas (Pirassununga, SP). Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 16: 49-64. (1.pdf)







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