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Establishment, suppression and growth of Eucalyptus delegatensis R.T. Baker in multi-aged forests. I. The effects of fire on mortality and seedling establishment

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Bowman, DMJS and Kirkpatrick, JB (1986) Establishment, suppression and growth of Eucalyptus delegatensis R.T. Baker in multi-aged forests. I. The effects of fire on mortality and seedling establishment. Australian Journal of Botany, 34 (1). pp. 63-72. ISSN 0067-1924

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Abstract

In the dry uneven-aged eucalypt forests of central Tasmania the establishment of seedlings of Eucalyptus delegatensis requires a mitigation of the competition provided by the understorey, regeneration being observed to follow both fire and cultivation. Most of the adult trees of E. delegatensis survive even severe fires, although there can be considerable later mortality associated with mechanical failure of the base of the trunk. E. delegatensis dry forest usually has a distinctive sapling layer. Fire kills most of these saplings, the mortality rate being inversely related to their height and bark thickness.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Botany
Page Range: pp. 63-72
ISSN: 0067-1924
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1071/BT9860063
Additional Information: http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/65.htm
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2007 03:47
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:25
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2547
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