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Do mixed fire regimes shape plant flammability and post-fire recovery strategies?

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posted on 2023-05-19, 22:23 authored by Poulos, HM, Barton, AM, Slingsby, JA, David BowmanDavid Bowman
The development of frameworks for better-understanding ecological syndromes and putative evolutionary strategies of plant adaptation to fire has recently received a flurry of attention, including a new model hypothesizing that plants have diverged into three different plant flammability strategies due to natural selection. We provide three case studies of pyromes/taxa (Pinus, the Proteaceae of the Cape Floristic Region, and Eucalyptus) that, contrary to model assumptions, reveal that plant species often exhibit traits of more than one of these flammability and post-fire recovery strategies. We propose that such multiple-strategy adaptations have been favoured as bet-hedging strategies in response to selective pressure from mixed-fire regimes experienced by these species over evolutionary time.

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Publication title

Fire

Article number

39

Number

39

Pagination

1-14

ISSN

2571-6255

Department/School

School of Natural Sciences

Publisher

MDPIAG

Place of publication

Switzerland

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© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Socio-economic Objectives

Natural hazards not elsewhere classified

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