Who here has a read a book by Robert. J Whelan called the Ecology of Fire?
If so what did you think of it?
I am starting to read it for a class I am taking
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01-19-2002, 12:49 AM #1
01-26-2002, 08:16 PM #2
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- Mornington Peninsula.Victoria.Australia
Have not read the book but if you are looking at ecological effects of fire a glance at some Australian publications may be worth while. Many Australian plants require the acidity of smoke and heat of a bushfire to germinate. They now use a chemical preparation to germinate rare Australian orchids using the knowledge they have learned. The burning off cycle is important. Regular burn offs ie every 5 years favour some species rather than others. Natures original random burn off regime produces a different result and the changes in habitation make it hard to replicate.Disclaimer
These views are my own and not of either my brigade or any other organisation.
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