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dc.contributor.authorKraaij, T.
dc.contributor.authorvan Wilgen, B.W.
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-01T09:12:35Z
dc.date.available2015-09-01T09:12:35Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationKraaij, T.; van Wilgen, B. (2015) Drivers, ecology and management of fire in fynbos. Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region: 47-72en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1781
dc.description.abstractFire is a fundamental driving force in fynbos dynamics, being both inevitable and necessary in fynbos ecosystems (Kruger and Bigalke 1984). Fire has also played a key role in stimulating the evolutionary diversification of the Cape flora (Cowling 1987; Keeley et al. 2012), with contemporary fire regimes probably dating back to the Middle Miocene climatic optimum (c.15 Ma; Bytebier et al. 2011). In modern fynbos, fire is the dominant natural disturbance, and managing fynbos equates to managing fire. This chapter outlines the determinants of fire and fire regimes in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR), the biotic responses and adaptations it elicits, and fire management.en
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dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.titleDrivers, ecology and management of fire in fynbosen
dc.typeBookChaptersen
dc.cibjournalFynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Regionen
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