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Appraising widespread resprouting but variable levels of postfire seeding in Australian ecosystems: the effect of phylogeny, fire regime and productivity

Lawes, Michael J.; Crisp, Michael; Clarke, Peter J.; Murphy, Brett P; Midgley, Jeremy J.; Russell-Smith, Jeremy; Nano, Catherine; Bradstock, Ross A.; Enright, Neal J; Fontaine, Joseph B.; Gosper, Carl R


Postfire resprouting (R+) and recruitment from seed (S+) are common resilience traits in Australian ecosystems. We classified 2696 woody Australian taxa as R+ or not (R−) and as S+ or not (S−). The proportions of these traits in Australian ecosystems were examined in relation to fire regimes and other ecological correlates, and by trait mapping on a phylogeny scaled to time. Resprouting mapped as an ancestral trait. Postfire reseeding recruitment, while ancient, is more taxonomically restricted...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2022
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT21110


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