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dc.contributor.authorNano, Catherine E Men
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Peter Jen
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T11:54:00Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationPlant Ecology, 212(12), p. 2095-2110en
dc.identifier.issn1385-0237en
dc.identifier.issn1573-5052en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9409en
dc.description.abstractRainfall is the key driver of woody cover and life-history attributes in arid grassy biomes where disturbance is mostly rare and of low intensity. However, relatively little is known about the causes of woody community assembly in arid systems that are subject to periodic intense fire disturbance. In the central Australian desert region, grassland and shrubland fire can occur following above average rainfall. Patterns of species regeneration response (resprouting vs. reseeding) are poorly documented in this region. We tested the effects of rainfall and fire on species' resprouting response across the latitudinal rainfall-fire gradient using constrained ordination of 385 sites and general linear models. A resprouting response was significantly greater in grassland habitat as well as at the high end of the rainfall-fire gradient. The frequency of epicormic stem resprouting also increased along the rainfall-fire gradient. We attribute this pattern to the combined effects of frequent fire and rapid gap closure on seedlings of slow-growing, fire-killed woody species in higher rainfall grasslands. In addition, we also demonstrated that rapidly maturing fire-recruiting species are similarly favoured by high fire disturbance. In arid grassy ecosystems, unlike in mesic savanna, flammable grassland supports a mix of resprouting and recruitment functional types, and habitat membership cannot be predicted by resprouting capacity. Regions, such as central Australia, that are characterised by grassland-shrubland mosaics of high and low fuel biomass, respectively, pose specific challenges to fire ecology research that are possibly best dealt with by focussing modelling at the habitat scale.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen
dc.relation.ispartofPlant Ecologyen
dc.titleHow do drought and fire influence the patterns of resprouting in Australian deserts?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11258-011-9988-xen
dc.subject.keywordsCommunity Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology)en
dc.subject.keywordsTerrestrial Ecologyen
dc.subject.keywordsConservation and Biodiversityen
local.contributor.firstnameCatherine E Men
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.emailpclarke1@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20120117-134443en
local.publisher.placeThe Netherlandsen
local.format.startpage2095en
local.format.endpage2110en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume212en
local.identifier.issue12en
local.contributor.lastnameNanoen
local.contributor.lastnameClarkeen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:cnano3en
dc.identifier.staffune-id:pclarke1en
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleHow do drought and fire influence the patterns of resprouting in Australian deserts?en
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorNano, Catherine E Men
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local.year.published2011en
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