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Fire regimes: moving from a fuzzy concept to geographic entity


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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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.

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Item Type:Other Review
Keywords:fire regime, fire distubance, fire ecology,
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Murphy, B (Dr Brett Murphy)
UTAS Author:Williamson, GJ (Dr Grant Williamson)
UTAS 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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