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- Mutch, Robert W.
- Ecology 1970 v.51 no.6 pp. 1046-1051
- Eucalyptus obliqua; Pinus ponderosa; burning; combustion; ecosystems; hardwood; leaves; natural selection; plant communities; wildfires
- ... Plant species which have survived fires for tens of thousands of years may not only have selected survival mechanisms, but also inherent flammable properties that contribute to the perpetuation of fire—dependent plant communities. This concept goes by beyond the commonly accepted fire climate—fuel moisture basis of wildland fire occurrence. Plant communities may be ignited accidentally or randomly ...