Role of fire in regeneration from seed: Chapter 14

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Edited by: M. Fenner



The effects of fire on seed germination and plant regeneration are discussed. Among the topics considered are the triggering of opening of serotinous fruits or cones by fire, the breaking of dormancy in seeds in the soil seed bank, the effects of smoke on germination, and the role of fire in initiating seedling recruitment by opening gaps in closed vegetation.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Role of fire in regeneration from seed: Chapter 14
DOI 10.1079/9780851994321.0311
Edition 2nd Edition
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher CABI Publishing
Publisher location Wallingford, UK
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 20 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Seeds: The ecology of regeneration in plant communities
First page 311
Last page 330