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Ecology of plant resprouting: populations to community responses in fire-prone ecosystems
- Lawes, Michael J., Clarke, Peter J.
- Plant ecology 2011 v.212 no.12 pp. 1937-1943
- ecological function, ecological succession, ecosystems, fire ecology, habitat destruction, plant communities, plant response, sprouting
- Resprouting has emerged as a key functional trait in plant ecology over the past decade with more than 400 papers published since 2000 (Web of Science). This special issue of Plant Ecology brings together a set of papers that advance our understanding of this functional trait, in the quest for developing a better conceptual framework for predicting community response to disturbance. This special issue highlights current research on all aspects of the effects of fire and other disturbances on plant resprouting behaviour and the importance of the persistence niche in structuring plant communities.