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Title: Long-term effects of fire frequency and season on herbaceous vegetation in savannas of the Kruger National Park, South Africa
Authors: Smith, MD
Van Wilgen, BW
Burns, CE
Govender, N
Potgieter, ALF
Andelman, S
Biggs, HC
Botha, J
Trollope, WSW
Keywords: Savannas
Fire frequency
Fire season
Kruger National Park
Herbaceous vegetation
Climate
Grass
Fire intensity
Herbivory
Soil
Fertility
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Botanical Society of China
Citation: Smith, MD, Van Wilgen, BW, Burns, CE, Govender, N, Potgieter, ALF, Andelman, S, Biggs, HC, Botha, J and Trollope, WSW. 2012. Long-term effects of fire frequency and season on herbaceous vegetation in savannas of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Journal of Plant Ecology, doi: 10.1093/jpe/rts014
Series/Report no.: Workflow;9289
Abstract: The long-term effects of changing fire regimes on the herbaceous component of savannas are poorly understood but essential for understanding savanna dynamics. We present results from one of the longest running (>44 years) fire experiments in savannas, the experimental burn plots (EBPs), which is located in the Kruger National Park (South Africa) and encompasses four major savanna vegetation types that span broad spatial gradients of rainfall (450–700mm) and soil fertility.
Description: Copyright: The Author 2012. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY.
URI: http://jpe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/05/09/jpe.rts014.short?rss=1
http://jpe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/05/09/jpe.rts014.full.pdf+html
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6085
ISSN: 1752-9921
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