Environmental change in Australia and Brazil during last glacial maximum (LGM): major events and trends for biogeography research

Autores

  • Rosemeri Melo e Souza DGE - Universidade Federal de Sergipe Professora Associada do Departamento e da Pós-Graduação em Geografia-DGE/NPGEO/UFS
  • Vinícius Silva Reis Grupo de Pesquisa em geoecologia e Planejamento Territorial - GEOPLAN/UFS
  • Patrick Tobias Moss Geography, Planning and |Environmental Management School -GPEM The University of Queensland - UQ

Resumo

Distribution patterns of vegetation around the world are strongly influenced by the climatic factors, and afterwards, the study of vegetacional changes along time should always be in a tight relation with climate. This article will provide an overview of the modern characteristics of Australian and Brazilian humid tropics (rainforests and dry forests ecosystems), as well, along the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), as focusing on Quaternary environmental upheavals and some trends for Biogeography research. After discussion of papers published during 1991-2008, it was presented research trends related to paleoecology sites and cores analyzed, focusing on three major features: human driven alterations, evolutionary biogeography/conservation and phytoindication and its relation to climate change. It can be concluded that the features of these ecosystems and their range of response to environmental change are applicable to the both characteristics of similar biomes located in the tropical regions of Brazil (South America) and wet tropic Region (Australia).

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Biografia do Autor

Rosemeri Melo e Souza, DGE - Universidade Federal de Sergipe Professora Associada do Departamento e da Pós-Graduação em Geografia-DGE/NPGEO/UFS

Rosemeri Mello e Souza is a Geographer and she awarded a Post-Doctorate in Physical Geography at GPEM-University of Queensland (Australia) in 2010 under P. T Moss supervision. She is a CNPq Research Fellow and Associate Professor in Biogeography and Research Methods at Geography Department (DGE), Graduation Programs in Geography and Development and Environment (PRODEMA) - Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil.

Vinícius Silva Reis, Grupo de Pesquisa em geoecologia e Planejamento Territorial - GEOPLAN/UFS

Vinícius Silva Reis is Biologist and Master student on Development and Environment Program (PRODEMA) at Federal University of Sergipe (UFS).

Patrick Tobias Moss, Geography, Planning and |Environmental Management School -GPEM The University of Queensland - UQ

Patrick Tobias Moss is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Physical Geography at Geography, Planning and Environmental Management School at University of Queensland - Brisbane. he is a former president of Australian Quaternary Association (2009-2011).

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Publicado

2013-07-31