Variation in the age at first flowering for seedlings of 15 fire-killed shrubs and trees on sandstone outcrops and sand plains in central and north-western Queensland.

Williams, Paul, Collins, Eleanor, Mason, Darryl, Prince, John, and Anchen, Grant (2006) Variation in the age at first flowering for seedlings of 15 fire-killed shrubs and trees on sandstone outcrops and sand plains in central and north-western Queensland. Ecological Management and Restoration, 7 (1). pp. 61-63.

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Abstract

Knowledge of the age at which seedlings begin to flower and set seed (i.e. primary juvenile period) is required for understanding the ecology and appropriate management of fire-killed species (i.e. obligate seeders) in frequently burnt landscapes. This paper documents the variation in age at first flowering by 15 fire-killed shrubs of sandstone and sand plain woodlands of central and north-west Queensland. In only two species, Acacia acradenia and Acacia gonoclada, were more than half of the individuals examined beginning to produce seed within 3 or 4 years of post-fire germination. Three species had not begun any flowering or seeding within 3 years of germination (Acacia hammondii, Acacia monticola and Acacia shirleyi).

Item ID: 501
Item Type: Article (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: Fire, Fire-killed shrubs, Obligate seeders, Sandstone
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Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com

ISSN: 1442-8903
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2006
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 0%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES @ 0%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 0%
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