Volume 93 1992

Fire in South African Mountain Fynbos

Ecosystem, Community and Species Response at Swartboskloof

ISBN: 978-3-642-76176-8 (Print) 978-3-642-76174-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXI

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    Pages 1-20

    The Swartboskloof Experimental Site

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    Pages 21-36

    The Climate of Swartboskloof

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    Pages 37-53

    Fuel Properties of Vegetation in Swartboskloof

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    Pages 54-80

    Regeneration Strategies in Fynbos Plants and Their Influence on the Stability of Community Boundaries After Fire

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    Pages 81-107

    Is Fynbos a Stage in Succession to Forest? Analysis of the Perceived Ecological Distinction Between Two Communities

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    Pages 108-122

    Coexistence of Seeders and Sprouters in a Fire-Prone Environment: the Role of Ecophysiology and Soil Moisture

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    Pages 123-144

    The Relative Advantages of Seeding and Sprouting in Fire-Prone Environments: a Comparison of Life Histories of Protea neriifolia and Protea nitida

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    Pages 145-160

    Life Cycles and Fire-Stimulated Flowering in Geophytes

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    Pages 161-181

    Why Is Mountain Fynbos Invasible and Which Species Invade?

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    Pages 182-202

    Do Small Mammals Govern Vegetation Recovery After Fire in Fynbos?

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    Pages 203-215

    The Influence of Fire, Vegetation Age and Argentine Ants (Iridomyrmex humilis) on Ant Communities in Swartboskloof

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    Pages 216-239

    The Effects of Fire on Soil Water Repellency, Catchment Sediment Yields and Streamflow

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    Pages 240-257

    Fire and Catchment Chemical Budgets

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    Pages 258-272

    Soil Microorganisms and Activities in Relation to Season, Soil Factors and Fire

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    Pages 273-284

    Ecosystem, Community and Species Response to Fire in Mountain Fynbos: Conclusions from the Swartboskloof Experiment

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 285-325