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- Shumack, Samuel, et al. Show all 2 Author
- Aeolian research 2017
- biomass; dunes; germination; remote sensing; sand; soil; topography; vegetation; wildfires; wind; Western Australia
- ... Fire is commonly listed as a contributing disturbance to dune re-activation. This paper aims to characterise post-fire disturbance to vegetation and soil surface, and aeolian activity on coastal dunes. Field data were collected in February 2016 at two sites on coastal dunes near Esperance, Western Australia (WA) after recent wildfires in November 2015 and January 2016. We measured wind profiles at ...
- Shumack, Samuel, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Geomorphology 2017 v.299 pp. 39-53
- Landsat; biomass; coasts; community structure; dunes; fire scars; fires; germination; meteorological data; normalized difference vegetation index; sand; statistical analysis; thematic maps; vegetation cover; Western Australia
- ... This study aims to determine the common response of coastal sand dunes in Western Australia (WA) to fire on decadal time-scales, in terms of ecological-geomorphic-climatic interactions to test the hypothesis that fire plays a role in coastal dune destabilisation. Fires are commonly suggested to have contributed to widespread dune reactivation in Australia and globally, a hypothesis that is relativ ...