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dc.contributor.authorKnox, Kirsten Janeten
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Peter Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-25T16:37:00Z
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.citationOecologia, 149(4), p. 730-739en
dc.identifier.issn0029-8549en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3347en
dc.description.abstractThe season in which a fire occurs may regulate plant seedling recruitment because of: (1) the interaction of season and intensity of fire and the temperature requirements for seed release, germination and growth; (2) post-fire rainfall and temperature patterns affecting germination; (3) the interaction of post-fire germination conditions and competition from surrounding vegetation; and (4) the interaction of post-fire germination conditions and seed predators and/or seedling herbivores. This study examined the effects of different fire intensities and fire seasons on the emergence and survival of shrubs representing a range of fire response syndromes from a summer rainfall cool climate region. Replicated experimental burns were conducted in two seasons (spring and autumn) in 2 consecutive years and fuel loads were increased to examine the effects of fire intensity (low intensity and moderate intensity). Post-fire watering treatments partitioned the effects of seasonal temperature from soil moisture. Higher intensity fires resulted in enhanced seedling emergence for hard-seeded species but rarely influenced survival. Spring fires enhanced seedling emergence across all functional groups. Reduced autumn recruitment was related to seasonal temperature inhibiting germination rather than a lack of soil moisture or competition. In Mediterranean-type climate regions, seedling emergence has been related to post-fire rainfall and exposure of seeds to seed predators. We think a similar model may operate in temperate summer rainfall regions where cold-induced dormancy over winter exposes seeds to predators for a longer time and subsequently results in recruitment failure. Our results support the theory that the effect of fire season is more predictable where there are strong seasonal patterns in climate. In this study seasonal temperature rather than rainfall appears to be more influential.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlagen
dc.relation.ispartofOecologiaen
dc.titleFire season and intensity affect shrub recruitment in temperate sclerophyllous woodlandsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00442-006-0480-6en
dc.subject.keywordsPlant Developmental and Reproductive Biologyen
local.contributor.firstnameKirsten Janeten
local.contributor.firstnamePeter Johnen
local.subject.for2008060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biologyen
local.subject.seo2008960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversityen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailkknox2@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailpclarke1@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:3616en
local.publisher.placeBerlin/Heidelberg, Germanyen
local.format.startpage730en
local.format.endpage739en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume149en
local.identifier.issue4en
local.contributor.lastnameKnoxen
local.contributor.lastnameClarkeen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:kknox2en
dc.identifier.staffune-id:pclarke1en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:3434en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleFire season and intensity affect shrub recruitment in temperate sclerophyllous woodlandsen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.description.statisticsepubsVisitors: 74<br />Views: 73<br />Downloads: 0en
local.search.authorKnox, Kirsten Janeten
local.search.authorClarke, Peter Johnen
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local.year.published2006en
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