Fire responses of bushland plants after the January 1994 wildfires in northern Sydney

  • In early January 1994 wildfires burned areas of bushland in northern Sydney (lat 33° 45’ S, long 151° 05’ E) in coastal south-eastern Australia. This paper reports observations of the fire responses for 828 species of bushland plants – 576 native species and 252 exotic species in the Lane Cove River and Narrabeen Lagoon catchment areas. Information recorded includes whether a species was killed by fire or resprouted post-fire, when seedlings were first observed following fire, and the times of first flowering and first fruiting (or spore production) after the fires. The estimated peaks of post-fire flowering or fruiting for a few species are given. It was not practicable to record data in all categories for all of the 828 species due to the logistical challenges involved in recording data across a large area of bushland, over a number of years. The data presented add to the growing body of knowledge on plant fire responses and will assist the management and conservation of bushland in the study areas, as well as the broader Sydney region.

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Author:P. J. Kubiak
Parent Title (English):Cunninghamia : a journal of plant ecology for eastern Australia
Publisher:Mount Annan Botanic Garden, The Administration Officer
Place of publication:Mount Annan, NSW
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/04/19
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/04/19
Page Number:35
First Page:131
Last Page:165
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia / Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia, Volume 11, Issue 1 (2009)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht