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Post-fire growth strategies of resprouting Florida scrub vegetation

Author(s): A. J. Maguire, E. S. Menges

Year: 2011

Journal: Fire Ecology
Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Pages: 12-25

Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Scrub

Species Referenced: Lyonia fruticosa (Coastal plain staggerbush), Lyonia lucida (Shining fetterbush), Palafoxia feayi (Feay's palafox), Serenoa repens (Saw palmetto), Vaccinium darrowii (Darrow's blueberry), Vaccinium myrsinites (Shiny blueberry),


Researches post-fire growth responses of 16 resprouting species in Florida scrub following a prescribed burn. For all species, the number of resprouting stems increased in response to fire. However, post fire growth rates varied significantly by species. The article is accessible without a subscription at the following link:

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A. J. Maguire, and E. S. Menges. "Post-fire growth strategies of resprouting Florida scrub vegetation." Fire Ecology 7.3 (2011): 12-25.

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ISSN: 1933-9747
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0703012
Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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