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TRY – a global database of plant traits
The improved availability of plant trait data in the unified global database is expected to support a paradigm shift from species to trait-based ecology, offer new opportunities for synthetic plant trait research and enable a more realistic and empirically grounded representation of terrestrial vegetation in Earth system models.
A biogeographic model of fire regimes in Australia: current and future implications
- R. Bradstock
- Environmental Science
- 1 March 2010
Increasing dryness may diminish fire activity over much of Australia (dominance of dry woodlands), though increases may occur in temperate forests, and Elevated CO2 effects may confound or reinforce these trends.
Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems: Ecology, Evolution and Management
Part I. Introduction: 1. Mediterranean-type climate (MTC) ecosystems and fire 2. Fire and the fire regime framework 3. Fire related plant traits Part II. Regional Patterns: 4. Fire in the…
Fire as an evolutionary pressure shaping plant traits.
Defining pyromes and global syndromes of fire regimes
- S. Archibald, C. Lehmann, J. Gómez-Dans, R. Bradstock
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 4 April 2013
This work identified five key characteristics of fire regimes—size, frequency, intensity, season, and extent—and combined new and existing global datasets to represent each and assessed how these global fire regime characteristics are related to patterns of climate, vegetation, and human activity.
Which mosaic? A landscape ecological approach for evaluating interactions between fire regimes, habitat and animals
The link between ‘fire mosaics’ and persistence of animal species is part of a prominent ecological/land management paradigm. This paradigm deals largely with the effects of fire on animals on the…
PLANT FUNCTIONAL TRAITS IN RELATION TO FIRE IN CROWN-FIRE ECOSYSTEMS
It is predicted that not all resprouters respond in a similar way everywhere because the associated plant traits of resprouter species vary in different places, and attempts to generalize predictions on the basis of the resprouting capacity may have limited power at a global scale.
Learning to coexist with wildfire
A more coordinated approach to risk management and land-use planning in these coupled systems is needed because fire will never operate as a natural ecosystem process, and the impact on society will continue to grow.
Soil Temperatures During Experimental Bushfires in Relation to Fire Intensity: Consequences for Legume Germination and Fire Management in South-Eastern Australia
Prescribed fires with maximum potential for germination will be close to, or in excess of, the limit for control unless the rate of spread is very low, thereby imposing constraints on the use of prescribed fire to achieve both protection and conservation objectives.