Studies on fire in Scottish heathland communities. III. Vital attributes of the species

R. J. Hobbs, A. U. Mallik, C. H. Gimingham

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Abstract

Most of the vascular species possess 2 main mechanisms for persistence during disturbance and subsequent re-establishment: 1) an ability to regrow vegetatively and 2) storage of seed in the soil. Only Betula spp. depend on seed dispersal into an area after fire. Variations in post-fire vegetation development are discussed in terms of the varying availability of propagules and regeneration centres in stands of different ages, mediated by the timing of critical life history events for the major species groups.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-976
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Ecology
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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