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Fire and succession in the ultramafic maquis of New Caledonia

Fire and succession in the ultramafic maquis of New Caledonia

Journal of Biogeography 26(3): 579-594

This study investigates the role of fire and post fire succession in determining the structure and composition of vegetation on ultramafic iron crust soils, and was conducted in the Plaines des Lacs region of southern New Caledonia. A survey was made of eighty-eight sites, recording floristic composition, trunk size-class distributions, regeneration after fire, growth ring counts of Dacrydium araucarioides (Podocarpaceae) and historical information on past fires.

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DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2699.1999.00309.x

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