Short Communication. Comparing flammability traits among fire-stricken (low elevation) and non fire-stricken (high elevation) conifer forest species of Europe: A test of the Mutch hypothesis

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A. P. Dimitrakopoulos; I. D. Mitsopoulos; A. Kaliva;

<p><em>Aim of study. </em>The flammability of the main coniferous forest species of Europe, divided into two groups according to their fire regime and altitudinal distribution, was tested in an effort to detect species-specific differences that may have an influence on ... View more
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