Document


Title

Natural fire periodicity in the karri (eucalyptus diversicolor F. Muell.) forest
Document Type: Whole Book
Author(s): R. J. Underwood
Publication Year: 1978

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • aborigines
  • Acacia spp.
  • aerial ignition
  • Australia
  • catastrophic fires
  • Eucalyptus
  • Eucalyptus diversicolor
  • European settlement
  • fire control
  • fire danger rating
  • fire frequency
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • fuel moisture
  • human caused fires
  • karri
  • lightning caused fires
  • post fire recovery
  • presettlement fires
  • regeneration
  • sclerophyll vegetation
  • understory vegetation
  • western Australia
  • wildfires
Region(s):
  • International
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38855
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13473
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the summary ... 'There is a lack of data to support conclusively any theory concerning natural fire periodicity in the karri forest region of Western Australia. However, the capacity of karri to regenerate after fire and the presence of dense understorey vegetation at the time of the first explorers suggest that prior to European settlement the forests were subject to both rare catastrophic fires and irregular milder fires caused either by lighting strikes or resulting from peripheral burning carried out by Aborigines.'

Citation:
Underwood, R. J. 1978. Natural fire periodicity in the karri (eucalyptus diversicolor F. Muell.) forest. Research Paper No. 41 [ODC 43:178.6]. n.p., Forests Department of Western Australia.