To describe the concept of 'landscape traps', using Eucalyptus regnans as an example.
Type of Study:
There is a positive feedback loop between reduced forest stand age and fire. Fire creates young stands of forest, and young stands burn at higher severity than mature forest.
Retain large stands of unburnt, unlogged forest.
Victorian mountain ash forests.
Response variable :
Lindenmayer D. B., Hobbs R. J., Likens G. E., Krebs C. J. & Banks S. C. (2011) Newly discovered landscape traps produce regime shifts in wet forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108, 15887-91.