Determinants of flammability in savanna grass species

  title={Determinants of flammability in savanna grass species},
  author={Kimberley J. Simpson and Brad S. Ripley and Pascal‐Antoine Christin and Claire M Belcher and Caroline E R Lehmann and Gavin H. Thomas and Colin P Osborne and H. C. Cornelissen},
  booktitle={The Journal of ecology},
Tropical grasses fuel the majority of fires on Earth. In fire-prone landscapes, enhanced flammability may be adaptive for grasses via the maintenance of an open canopy and an increase in spatiotemporal opportunities for recruitment and regeneration. In addition, by burning intensely but briefly, high flammability may protect resprouting buds from lethal temperatures. Despite these potential benefits of high flammability to fire-prone grasses, variation in flammability among grass species, and… CONTINUE READING
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