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Contact: Catherine Crawley
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Savanna Pines (Pinus elliottii var. densa) in Everglades National Park, Fla.

Caption: Savanna trees such as these pines may help facilitate frequent fires in order to prevent other trees from displacing savanna trees and shifting the community from an open savanna to a closed forest.

Credit: Brian Beckage/UVM

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