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Non-linear growth in tree ferns, Dicksonia antarctica and Cyathea australis

Blair, David; Blanchard, Wade; Banks, Samuel; Lindenmayer, David B.

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Tree ferns are an important structural component of forests in many countries. However, because their regeneration is often unrelated to major disturbances, their age is often difficult to determine. In addition, rates of growth may not be uniform, which further complicates attempts to determine their age. In this study, we measured 5 years of growth of Cyathea australis and Dicksonia antarctica after a large wildfire in 2009 in south-eastern Australia. We found growth rates of these two...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/244049
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176908
Access Rights: Open Access

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