The influence of fire periodicity on habitat structure

TitleThe influence of fire periodicity on habitat structure
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsMushinsky, HR, Gibson, DJ
EditorBell, SS, McCoy, ED, Mushinsky, HR
Book TitleHabitat Complexity: The Physical Arrangement of Objects in Space
Pagination237 -259
PublisherChapman and Hall
Accession NumberKNZ00330

The ecological influence of fire on the structure of a plant community varies, as fire temperature and rate of spread are neither uniform nor consistent. The manner in which a system burns depends not only on ambient temperature, windspeed, and humidity, but also on spatial distribution of fuel loads and structural variation (type, density, and height of plants) within the vegetation