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Establishment, suppression and growth of Eucalyptus delegatensis R.T. Baker in multiaged forests. I. The effects of fire on mortality and seedling establishment

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Bowman, DMJS and Kirkpatrick, JB, Establishment, suppression and growth of Eucalyptus delegatensis R.T. Baker in multiaged forests. I. The effects of fire on mortality and seedling establishment, Australian Journal of Botany, 34, (1) pp. 63-72. ISSN 0067-1924 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/bt9860063

Abstract

In the dry uneven-aged eucalypt forests of central Tasmania the establishment of seedlings of Eucalyptus delegatensis requires a mitigation of the competition provided by the understorey, regeneration being observed to follow both fire and cultivation. Most of the adult trees of E. delegatensis survive even severe fires, although there can be considerable later mortality associated with mechanical failure of the base of the trunk. E. delegatensis dry forest usually has a distinctive sapling layer. Fire kills most of these saplings, the mortality rate being inversely related to their height and bark thickness.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
UTAS Author:Kirkpatrick, JB (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
ID Code:69081
Year Published:1986
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2011-04-19
Last Modified:2011-06-07
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