Fire regime

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A fire regime is the pattern, frequency, and intensity of the bushfires and wildfires that prevail in an area over long periods of time.wikipedia
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Fire ecology

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It is an integral part of fire ecology, and renewal for certain types of ecosystems.
Land managers are faced with tough questions regarding how to restore a natural fire regime, but allowing wildfires to burn is the least expensive and likely most effective method.

Wildfire

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A fire regime is the pattern, frequency, and intensity of the bushfires and wildfires that prevail in an area over long periods of time.
Plants in wildfire-prone ecosystems often survive through adaptations to their local fire regime.

Fire adaptations

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Lengthened fire intervals will negatively affect fire-adapted species, some of which depend upon fire for reproduction.
Thick bark is common in species adapted to surface or low-severity fire regimes.

Fire-stick farming

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Bushfire is especially important in Australia, where much of the vegetation has evolved in the presence of regular fires caused by the Aboriginal practice of firestick farming.
Fire regime

Pyrogeography

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Pyrogeography
Each of the three factors varies across space and time, causing and creating different fire regime types.

Bushfires in Australia

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A fire regime is the pattern, frequency, and intensity of the bushfires and wildfires that prevail in an area over long periods of time.

Ecosystem

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It is an integral part of fire ecology, and renewal for certain types of ecosystems.

Senescence

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If fires are too infrequent, plants may mature, senesce, and die without ever releasing their seed.

Climate

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Fire regimes are characterized by a variety of factors including vegetation composition, fuel structure, climate and weather patterns, and topography.

Weather

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Fire regimes are characterized by a variety of factors including vegetation composition, fuel structure, climate and weather patterns, and topography.

Topography

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Fire regimes are characterized by a variety of factors including vegetation composition, fuel structure, climate and weather patterns, and topography.

Combustion

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Ground fires use glowing combustion to burn organic matter in the soil.

Organic matter

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Ground fires use glowing combustion to burn organic matter in the soil.

Remote sensing

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Recent fire history can be recorded on fire maps and atlases, often using remote sensing.

Biome

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Biota that are able to survive and adapt to their particular fire regimes can receive significant benefits: the ability to regrow stronger, greater protection against fire and disease, or new space to grow in formerly occupied locations.

Resprouter

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Some species, such as resprouters, are better able to withstand changing fire regimes compared to obligate seeders.

Climate change

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Climate change has affected fire regimes globally, with models projecting higher fire frequencies and reduced plant growth as a result of warmer, drier climates.

Chaparral

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These patterns have also been seen in the Mediterranean forests of western North America chaparral regions.

Australia

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Bushfire is especially important in Australia, where much of the vegetation has evolved in the presence of regular fires caused by the Aboriginal practice of firestick farming.

Aboriginal Australians

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Bushfire is especially important in Australia, where much of the vegetation has evolved in the presence of regular fires caused by the Aboriginal practice of firestick farming.

Banksia

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An example of fire regime dependent species is the Banksia species which is both fire-sensitive and serotinous.

Serotiny

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An example of fire regime dependent species is the Banksia species which is both fire-sensitive and serotinous.

California chaparral and woodlands

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The California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion, covering a large portion of the U.S. state, is dependent on periodic natural wildfires for optimal health and renewal.

Ecoregion

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The California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion, covering a large portion of the U.S. state, is dependent on periodic natural wildfires for optimal health and renewal.

U.S. state

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The California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion, covering a large portion of the U.S. state, is dependent on periodic natural wildfires for optimal health and renewal.