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Thomas Ibanez, Thomas Curt and Christelle Hely Low tolerance of New Caledonian secondary forest species to savanna fires Journal of Vegetation Science 24

Article first published online: 5 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01448.x

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We used a combination of allometric relationships and models of fire behaviour with fire injuries to assess how savanna and early secondary successional forest species differ in their tolerance to fires. We showed that the tolerance of these species to fire is highly variable and that the investment in bark thickness seems to be the prevailing trait that differentiates them.

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