The global distribution of ecosystems in a world without fire.

@article{Bond2005TheGD,
  title={The global distribution of ecosystems in a world without fire.},
  author={W. Bond and F. Woodward and G. Midgley},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2005},
  volume={165 2},
  pages={
          525-37
        }
}
This paper is the first global study of the extent to which fire determines global vegetation patterns by preventing ecosystems from achieving the potential height, biomass and dominant functional types expected under the ambient climate (climate potential). To determine climate potential, we simulated vegetation without fire using a dynamic global-vegetation model. Model results were tested against fire exclusion studies from different parts of the world. Simulated dominant growth forms and… Expand
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