Department of Botany, The University of Queensland, Qld 4072, Australia.
Modelling the response of eucalypts to fire, Brindabella Ranges, ACT
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Australian Journal of Ecology
Volume 21, Issue 3, pages 341–344, September 1996
How to Cite
STRASSER, M. J., PAUSAS, J. G. and NOBLE, I. R. (1996), Modelling the response of eucalypts to fire, Brindabella Ranges, ACT. Australian Journal of Ecology, 21: 341–344. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.1996.tb00618.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Accepted for publication December 1995
- fire response;
Abstract A new algorithm for the responses of Eucalyptus species to fire was developed to be used in BRIND, an existing forest gap simulation model. After a fire, trees may be: (i) killed outright; (ii) have their above-ground parts killed but resprout from basal lignotubers; or (iii) continue to grow from undamaged and epicormic above-ground buds. Data collected after a fire in the Gudgenby region, Brindabella Ranges, southern Australian Capital Territory, indicate that tree size and vigour can be used to predict the response of individual trees. There was not enough information about fire intensity to estimate its effect on the response of trees. The new algorithm was tested using data from a 1982 fire in Bushrangers Creek, Brindabella Ranges. The predicted probabilities of stem death were similar to the field data.