Bowman, D and Prior, L, Fire-driven loss of obligate seeder forests in the Alps, Hot Topics in Ecology (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]
Official URL: https://www.ecolsoc.org.au/hot-topics/fire-driven-...
- Since 2003, multiple high-severity wildfires in short succession have locally eliminated obligate-seeding alpine ash forests in parts of the Australian Alps.
- Aerial seeding of burnt areas can re-establish alpine ash in the winter following fire, but it is costly and depends on harvested seed stores: seed supplies are probably negatively affected by climate change.
- Regenerating forests are vulnerable to wildfire, made more likely under climate change.
- Protecting surviving mature forests must be a management priority.
|Item Type:||Contribution to Refereed Journal|
|Keywords:||Eucalyptus delegatensis, high severity fire, montane forest|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|Research Field:||Terrestrial Ecology|
|Objective Group:||Natural Hazards|
|Objective Field:||Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments|
|UTAS Author:||Bowman, D (Professor David Bowman)|
|UTAS Author:||Prior, L (Dr Lynda Prior)|
|Deposited By:||Plant Science|
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