Fires in the Cenozoic: a late flowering of flammable ecosystems

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Bond, William J. (2015)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science, volume 5 (issn: 1664-462X, eissn: 1664-462X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00749, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00749/full, pmc: PMC4283521
  • Subject: phylogenetic habitat reconstruction | savannas | Plant culture | SB1-1110 | Review Article | shrubland | Plant Science | flammable ecosystems | fossil charcoal

Modern flammable ecosystems include tropical and subtropical savannas, steppe grasslands, boreal forests, and temperate sclerophyll shrublands. Despite the apparent fiery nature of much contemporary vegetation, terrestrial fossil evidence would suggest we live in a time... View more
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