To present a conceptual model of ‘interval squeeze’ due to climate change. Interval squeeze describes the combined effects of more frequent fire disturbance and lower recruitment, growth and survival of woody plants.
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This model predicts that interval squeeze will increase woody plant extinction risk and change ecosystem structure, composition, and carbon storage, especially in regions projected to become both warmer and drier.
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Enright N. J., Fontaine J. B., Bowman D. M. J. S., Bradstock R. A. & Williams R. J. (2015) Interval squeeze: altered fire regimes and demographic responses interact to threaten woody species persistence as climate changes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13, 265-72.