Comparative fire ecology of tropical savanna and forest trees

@inproceedings{Hoffmann2003ComparativeFE,
  title={Comparative fire ecology of tropical savanna and forest trees},
  author={William A Hoffmann and Birgit Orthen and PAULA KIELSE and VARGAS DO NASCIMENTO},
  year={2003}
}
1. Fire is important in the dynamics of savanna–forest boundaries, often maintaining a balance between forest advance and retreat. 2. We performed a comparative ecological study to understand how savanna and forest species differ in traits related to fire tolerance. We compared bark thickness, root and stem carbohydrates, and height of reproductive individuals within 10 congeneric pairs, each containing one savanna and one forest species. 3. Bark thickness of savanna species averaged nearly… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 206 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
63 Extracted Citations
54 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 63 extracted citations

206 Citations

0102030'06'09'12'15'18
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 206 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Referenced Papers

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 54 references

Lignotuber reserves support regrowth following clipping of two Mediterranean shrubs

  • J. Canadell, L. López-Soria
  • Functional Ecology
  • 1998
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

The significance of root starch in post-fire shoot recovery of the resprouter Stirlingia latifolia R. Br. (Proteaceae)

  • B. J. Bowen, J. S. Pate
  • Annals of Botany
  • 1993
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Ecological processes at the forest–savanna boundary. Nature and Dynamics of the Forest–Savanna

  • B. Hopkins
  • 1992
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

The role of root nutrient reserves in regrowth of two savanna shrubs

  • K. Miyanishi, M. Kellman
  • Canadian Journal of Botany
  • 1986
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

Methoden der Enzymatischen. Analyse Verlag Chemie, Weinheim

  • H. U. Bergmeyer
  • 1970
Highly Influential
2 Excerpts

The role of topkill in the differential response of savanna woody plants to fire

  • W. A. Hoffmann
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • 2003

The role of fire in population dynamics of woody plants

  • W. A. Hoffmann, A. G. Moreira
  • The Cerrados of Brazil : Ecology and Natural…
  • 2002
3 Excerpts

The role of fire in population dynamics of woody plants. The Cerrados of Brazil: Ecology and Natural History of a Neotropical Savanna

  • W. A. Hoffmann
  • 2002

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…