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Carl R. Gosper, Colin J. Yates and Suzanne M. Prober Changes in plant species and functional composition with time since fire in two mediterranean climate plant communities Journal of Vegetation Science 23

Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01434.x

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We tested whether Plant Functional Type (PFT) composition changes with time since fire in directions predicted through consideration of fire response traits. Changes were better predicted in a community competitively dominated by non-resprouting serotinous shrubs than one dominated by resprouting serotinous trees. The PFT model used appears suitable for broader application in non-resprouting serotinous shrub-dominated communities, but less so elsewhere.

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