To review the effects of increasing wildfire frequency on tree mortality and regeneration in temperate forests of Victoria, including forests dominated by obligate seeder eucalypts.
Type of Study:
Recurrent fires threaten the persistence of the fire sensitive obligate seeder forests, and could cause a shift to non-forest states if successive fires occur before regenerating trees set seed.
suggested management interventions include total fire suppression in obligate seeder forests, and aerial sowing, which requires collecting and maintaining adequate seed stores.
Response variable :
Fairman T. A., Nitschke C. R. & Bennett L. T. (2016) Too much, too soon? A review of the effects of increasing wildfire frequency on tree mortality and regeneration in temperate eucalypt forests. International Journal of Wildland Fire 25, 831-48.