Applying seed germination studies in fire management for biodiversity conservation in south-eastern Australia

@inproceedings{Auld2017ApplyingSG,
  title={Applying seed germination studies in fire management for biodiversity conservation in south-eastern Australia},
  author={Tony D. Auld},
  year={2017}
}
We examine the patterns of germination response to fire in the fire-prone flora of the Sydney basin, southeastern Australia, using examples from several decades of research. The flora shows a strong response to firerelated germination cues. Most species show an interaction between heat and smoke, a number respond only to heat, whilst a few are likely to respond only to smoke. Many recruit in the first 12 months after fire and show no obvious seasonal patterns of recruitment, whilst several… CONTINUE READING