Where fire stops: Vegetation structure and microclimate influence fire spread along an ecotonal gradient


Just, M.G., Hohmann, M.G., & Hoffmann, W.A.

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Plant Ecology
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Positive feedbacks influenced by direct and indirect interactions between fire, vegetation, and microclimate can allow pyrophilic and pyrophobic ecosystems to co-occur in the same landscape, resulting in the juxtaposition of flammable and non-flammable vegetation. To quantify the drivers of these feedbacks, we combined measurements of vegetation, fuels, and microclimate with observations of fire spread along ecotonal gradients.

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