Fire patterns of South Eastern Queensland in a global context: A review

Stewart, Philip Le C. F. and Moss, Patrick T. (2015). Fire patterns of South Eastern Queensland in a global context: A review. In: Robert E. Keane, Matt Jolly, Russell Parsons and Karin Riley, Proceedings of the Large Wildland Fires Conference. Large Wildland Fires Conference, Missoula, MT, United States, (227-236). 19-23 May 2014.

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Author Stewart, Philip Le C. F.
Moss, Patrick T.
Title of paper Fire patterns of South Eastern Queensland in a global context: A review
Conference name Large Wildland Fires Conference
Conference location Missoula, MT, United States
Conference dates 19-23 May 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Large Wildland Fires Conference
Place of Publication Missoula, MT, United States
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Editor Robert E. Keane
Matt Jolly
Russell Parsons
Karin Riley
Start page 227
End page 236
Total pages 10
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Fire is an important driver in ecosystem evolution, composition, structure and distribution, and is vital for maintaining ecosystems of the Great Sandy Region (GSR). Charcoal records for the area dating back over 40, 000 years provide evidence of the great changes in vegetation composition, distribution and abundance in the region over time as a result of fire. Fires have shaped landscapes and ecosystems, creating fire-dependencies and fire disturbance adapted flora and fauna with traits to survive fire, such as resprouting post-fire and serotiny of cones and fruit. However such traits are not necessarily only developed as a result of fire as a process of natural selection, other factors may play a role in such trait development within plants. Paleo-records and modern observations show a definitive link between fire and climate (temperature and precipitation), with an increase in fire with increasing temperatures. This has serious implications in a warmer world there will be an increase of wildfire risk. Of importance is the understanding of the interactions between multiple drivers of fire regimes from the past and present. This is critical for developing fire regime management protocols for the Great Sandy Region and other similar fire-prone regions into the future.
Keyword Fire regime
Vegetation Dynamics
Fire dependency
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This is the weblink to the proceddings Further publication details can be found here: [Assessment]: 22/02/16: EX. Item was not peer reviewed or peer review evidence not provided. - [/]

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