Effects of Time Since Fire on Heath Floristics at Wilson's Promontory, Southern Australia
RP Russell and RF Parsons
Australian Journal of Botany
26(1) 53 - 61
Five stands of heath vegetation were located which were similar in all respects except that their age since last being burnt ranged from 1 to 21 years. There were no major floristic differences associated with age since fire. Species richness declined from about 60 species from 1 to 10 years since fire down to 49 species at 21 years. The essentially self-replacing nature of the vegetation after fire is due to the high incidence of rootstock regeneration.
Full text doi:10.1071/BT9780053
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