Fire as an evolutionary pressure shaping plant traits.

Abstract

Traits, such as resprouting, serotiny and germination by heat and smoke, are adaptive in fire-prone environments. However, plants are not adapted to fire per se but to fire regimes. Species can be threatened when humans alter the regime, often by increasing or decreasing fire frequency. Fire-adaptive traits are potentially the result of different… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2011.04.002

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