cDEEP - Caatina Dry Ecosystem Ecological Program


This is a controlled experiment where we are evaluating the role of exotic species, nutrient availability, water stress and disturbance on the functional and phylogenetic diversity of plants and invertebrates. We also want to understand how the relationship between diversity and ecosystem function is affected by these disturbing factors. This experiment is part of a worldwide network of studies in dry ecosystems NutNet-Dragnet.


Thiago Gonçalves Souza and Felipe Melo