Appendix S1. The post-fire age of study sites with location (latitude and longitude) and the date when last burnt.

Appendix S2. Detailed explanation of fire ignition procedure, weather conditions and temperatures of experimental fires.

Appendix S3. Abundance of collected within each post-fire age.

Appendix S4. Differences in species richness, Berger-Parker index and species composition between post-fire ages.

Appendix S5. The twenty species that contributed the most to average Bray-Curtis similarities.

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