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Fire regimes: moving from a fuzzy concept to geographic entity

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Murphy, B and Williamson, GJ and Bowman, DMJS, Fire regimes: moving from a fuzzy concept to geographic entity, New Phytologist, 192 pp. 316-318. (2011) [Other Review]


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Abstract

Understanding ecological processes at a global scale relies on the use of interrelated biogeographic concepts such as the 'biome', 'vegetation type' and 'climate zone'. The familiarity of these concepts amongst ecologists and biogeographers probably masks their inherent complexity and the difficulty in arriving at workable and agreed definitions. These classical concepts have become refined and operationalized over the last 200 yr, and they can now be broadly reproduced by process-based dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) based on a small array of plant functional types.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Review
Keywords:fire regime, fire distubance, fire ecology,
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Murphy, B (Dr Brett Murphy)
Author:Williamson, GJ (Dr Grant Williamson)
Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:76654
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2012-03-09
Last Modified:2012-11-29
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