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Edge effects on between-fire interval in landscape fragments such as fire-prone terrestrial conservation reserves

Gill, A Malcom; Sharples, J.J.; Johnstone, Glenn

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When a parcel of land, a reserve, is isolated from its fire-prone landscape context, its fire interval can potentially be altered simply due to diminished access to external fire. A model is developed to depict this situation. Cutting off the external access of randomly-oriented fires along an infinite edge reduces the proportion burnt per year at the edge to one half; the average interval doubles there. Well away from the edge, the fire interval remains the same as it was before fragmentation....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68693
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.10.012

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