The Bamboo Fire Cycle Hypothesis: A Comment

@article{Saha2001TheBF,
  title={The Bamboo Fire Cycle Hypothesis: A Comment},
  author={S. Saha and H. Howe},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2001},
  volume={158},
  pages={659 - 663}
}
  • S. Saha, H. Howe
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • The bamboo fire cycle hypothesis proposed by Keeley and Bond (1999) argues that lightning-ignited wildfire has synchronized flowering and recruitment of bamboos throughout Asia. They argue that mast flowering followed by mass mortality leads to fuel-load accumulation, encouraging ignition by lightning strikes that results in complete consumption of litter and dead stalks, which both enhances bamboo regeneration from seeds and seedlings and simultaneously suppresses neighboring vegetation. They… CONTINUE READING

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