Water, land, fire, and forest: Multi-scale determinants of rainforests in the Australian monsoon tropics

February 2017 — Ecology and Evolution 7(5)
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2734

Stefania Ondei, Lynda D. Prior, Grant James Williamson, David M. J. S. Bowman

The small rainforest fragments found in savanna landscapes are powerful, yet often overlooked, model systems to understand the controls of these contrasting ecosystems. We analyzed the relative effect of climatic variables on rainforest density at a subcontinental level, and employed high-resolution, regional-level analyses to assess the importance…

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