Comparative fire ecology of tropical savanna and forest trees

  title={Comparative fire ecology of tropical savanna and forest trees},
  author={William A Hoffmann and Birgit Orthen and PAULA KIELSE and VARGAS DO NASCIMENTO},
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
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