Effects of soil temperature regimes after fire on seed dormancy and germination in six Australian Fabaceae species

  title={Effects of soil temperature regimes after fire on seed dormancy and germination in six Australian Fabaceae species},
  author={Victor M. Santana and Ross A. Bradstock and Mark K. J. Ooi and Andrew J. Denham and Tony D. Auld and Manuel J. Baeza},
  journal={Australian Journal of Botany},
In addition to direct fire cues such as heat, smoke and charred wood, the passage of fire leads indirectly to changes in environmental conditions which may be able to break physical dormancy in hard-coated seeds. After a fire, the open canopy and the burnt material lying on the surface alter the thermal properties of the soil, resulting in elevated soil temperatures for long periods of time. We simulated daily temperature regimes experienced at different depths of soil profile after a summer… 

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