Temperature thresholds of physically dormant seeds and plant functional response to fire: variation among species and relative impact of climate change

  title={Temperature thresholds of physically dormant seeds and plant functional response to fire: variation among species and relative impact of climate change},
  author={Mark K. J. Ooi and Andrew J. Denham and Victor M. Santana and Tony D. Auld},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={656 - 671}
Variation in dormancy thresholds among species is rarely studied but may provide a basis to better understand the mechanisms controlling population persistence. Incorporating dormancy-breaking temperature thresholds into existing trait frameworks could improve predictions regarding seed bank persistence, and subsequently species resilience in response to fire, climate change and anthropogenic management. A key ecological strategy for many species from fire-prone ecosystems is the possession of… 

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