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dc.contributor.authorKnox, Kirsten Jen
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Peter Jen
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T11:40:00Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationPlant Ecology, 212(12), p. 1967-1978en
dc.identifier.issn1385-0237en
dc.identifier.issn1573-5052en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9408en
dc.description.abstractPlants often survive disturbances such as fire by resprouting which involves having both protection traits and carbohydrate storage capacity. Protection traits not only act directly to insulate meristems but also prevent combustion of carbohydrate stores. Rapid stem growth also allows replenishment of carbohydrate stores ensuring persistence through another event. Resource availability may, however, constrain the ability to develop resilience to high-severity fires through either nutrient limitation or light limitation. We tested whether fire severity influenced resprouting ability of woody plants in two contrasting environments, low nutrient dry sclerophyll forest and more fertile wet sclerophyll forest. We tested which fire protection and growth traits were associated with resprouting ability (27 species) and resprouting vigour (16 species). Fire severity did not limit the ability of most species to resprout in either forest type. There was no generalized protection syndrome for surviving top kill, but combinations of bud protection and growth together with storage capacity appear to drive resprouting ability. In nutrient-limited forests, low specific leaf area (SLA) may reduce stem growth in resprouters, causing more reliance on bud protection through bark thickness. Conversely, in the more fertile forests, where light becomes limiting with time-since-fire, high SLA appears to increase the capacity for rapid stem growth with less emphasis on developing thicker bark. These different syndromes appear to be adaptive as fire severity did not influence survival in either forest type.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen
dc.relation.ispartofPlant Ecologyen
dc.titleFire severity and nutrient availability do not constrain resprouting in forest shrubsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11258-011-9956-5en
dc.subject.keywordsCommunity Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology)en
dc.subject.keywordsTerrestrial Ecologyen
dc.subject.keywordsConservation and Biodiversityen
local.contributor.firstnameKirsten Jen
local.contributor.firstnamePeter Jen
local.subject.for2008050202 Conservation and Biodiversityen
local.subject.for2008060208 Terrestrial Ecologyen
local.subject.for2008060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology)en
local.subject.seo2008961306 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environmentsen
local.subject.seo2008960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversityen
local.subject.seo2008960505 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environmentsen
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
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20120117-132639en
local.publisher.placeThe Netherlandsen
local.format.startpage1967en
local.format.endpage1978en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume212en
local.identifier.issue12en
local.contributor.lastnameKnoxen
local.contributor.lastnameClarkeen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:kknox2en
dc.identifier.staffune-id:pclarke1en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:9599en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleFire severity and nutrient availability do not constrain resprouting in forest shrubsen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorKnox, Kirsten Jen
local.search.authorClarke, Peter Jen
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