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Fire and succession in the ultramafic maquis of New Caledonia

McCoy, S; Jaffre, T; Rigault, F; Ash, Julian

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Aim: This study investigates the role of fire and post fire succession in determining the structure and composition of vegetation on ultramafic iron crust soils. Location: The study was conducted in the Plaines des Lacs region of southern New Caledonia. Methods: A survey was made of eighty-eight sites, recording floristic composition, trunk size-class distributions, regeneration after fire, growth ring counts of Dacrydium araucarioides (Podocarpaceae) and historical information on past fires....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/91353
Source: Journal of Biogeography
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2699.1999.00309.x

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