Post-fire resprouting strategies of rainforest and savanna saplings along the rainforest–savanna boundary in the Australian monsoon tropics

Plant Ecology 217(6) · Oct 2015
Stefania Ondei, Lynda D. Prior, Tom Vigilante, David M. J. S. Bowman

Access the paper – DOI: 10.1007/s11258-015-0531-3

In tropical areas where climatic conditions support both rainforests and savannas, fire is considered one of the main factors determining their distribution, particularly in environments where growth rates are limited by water availability. The observed expansion of some rainforests into savannas suggests that rainforest saplings could have traits…

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