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Ecological Effects of Fire in South African Ecosystems
P. de V. Booysen,N. M. Tainton
Limited preview - 2012
Afromontane animals anthropogenic fires arid savanna autumn back fires Bigalke biomass biome burnt areas bush canopy catchments Cathedral Peak changes chapter climate combustion crown fires defoliation density dominated Drakensberg eastern Cape ecological ecosystems effects of fire factors fauna ﬁre fire behaviour fire frequency fire intensity fire regime fires occur forest francolins frequency of burning fuel load fynbos fynbos communities germination grassland grassveld grazing growth habitats head fires heat energy herbaceous increased intense fires Jonkershoek karoo kg ha-1 Kruger National Park layer Levyns Mentis moist savanna moisture mountain Natal Drakensberg period Phillips plants population postfire production Protea Proteaceae relatively reported response Restionaceae savanna seed seedlings senescent shrubland shrubs soil surface soil temperatures South Africa southern Africa southern Cape species spring burning survive Themeda triandra tillers Transvaal trees and shrubs Trollope 1980a unburnt vegetation veld burning Widdringtonia winter woody