Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation (2 of 3) (image) North Carolina State University Share Print E-Mail Caption The plants of the Brazilian savanna recover vigorously after fire and flourish in the open vegetation maintained by fire. These species require abundant light, and are at risk of disappearing where forest encroaches due to fire suppression. Credit Photo courtesy of Natashi Pilon. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.