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Flammable biomes dominated by eucalypts originated at the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary

Crisp, Michael; Burrows, Geoffrey E.; Cook, Lynette Gai; Thornhill, Andrew; Bowman, David M.J.S.


Fire is a major modifier of communities, but the evolutionary origins of its prevalent role in shaping current biomes are uncertain. Australia is among the most fire-prone continents, with most of the landmass occupied by the fire-dependent sclerophyll an

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1191
Access Rights: Open Access


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