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Understanding post-fire fuel dynamics using burnt permanent forest plots

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Furlaud, J and Bowman, DMJS, Understanding post-fire fuel dynamics using burnt permanent forest plots, Understanding post-fire fuel dynamics using burnt permanent forest plots, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, Melbourne, Australia, Report no. 569, pp. 1-17. (2020) [Government or Industry Research]


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Abstract

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) Ausplot Forests network is a long-term ecological monitoring network of 48 1-hectare plots in mature, tall, wet eucalypt forest. It was established between 2012 and 2015 with the goal of setting up a network of permanent forest plots on a continental scale across a large climactic gradient.1 The climates in which these plots are located ranges from that of the cool temperate forests of Tasmania to the warm tropics of far north Queensland. The original objective was to set up the first Australia-wide network of plots in highly productive forests to monitor the effect of climate change on carbon stocks.2 However, consistent with the overarching goal of TERN, these plots were also intended to contribute to a continental-scale infrastructure for scientific study. In keeping with this concept, researchers from the University of Tasmania visited all 48 plots in the summer of 2014-15 to measure the fuel loads in an attempt to understand fuel dynamics across a macro-ecological gradient.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:bushfire, forest
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry fire management
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Native forests
UTAS Author:Furlaud, J (Mr James Furlaud)
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:141264
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2020-10-08
Last Modified:2020-10-08
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