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Growth of juvenile and sapling trees differs with both fire season and understorey type: Trade-offs and transitions out of the fire trap in an Australian savanna

Werner, Patricia

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Canopy tree populations in mesic savannas are often bimodal with few saplings but many smaller individuals of indeterminate age that repeatedly suffer topkill and regenerate from underground tissues. Little is known about growth rates or mechanisms that allow subadult trees to reach the canopy. The wooded savannas of northern Australia have high frequencies of dry-season fires. In a 32400-m 2 field experiment, 2405 juveniles (<150-cm height) and saplings (150-499cm) of the eucalypt canopy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63152
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02333.x

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