(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Fire : plant functional types and patch mosaic burning in fire-prone ecosystems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ALLEN H.D. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


The focus of this paper is on the occurrence of fire in fire-prone ecosystems, in which plant species have evolved fire-survival and/or fire-persistence traits that may even be necessary for the continued existence of the vegetation community/ecosystem. It is followed by a discussion of recent research which offers a critical reappraisal of patch mosaic burning as a means to increase landscape heterogeneity and biodiversity, including the role played by plant functional types in determining diversity. The fire-prone ecosystems of mediterranean-type shrublands and heathlands, savannas and grasslands, and boreal and other coniferous forests are the main geographic focus of the paper


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 421-437]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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