Price O., Russell-Smith J., and Edwards A. (2003), "Fine-scale patchiness of different fire intensities in sandstone heath vegetation in northern Australia", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 12, pp. 227 - 236.
In this study the authors assessed the extent of burning and rockiness in 3712 5 x 5m quadrats along 9.2 km of transects, sampling five different fires in sandstone heaths. This was done as it is thought that current fire regimes are reducing the populations of many sandstone plants.
The results indicated that
Pyne C.J. (1991). Burning bush : a fire history of Australia. Holt, New York
In this book Pyne reviews the impact of fire in Australia. He shows that fire is a powerful determining environmental factor that has played a role in shaping social and natural history of the country. The book covers topics such as:
Cook G. D. (2003) "Fuel dynamics, nutrients, and atmospheric chemistry" in Fire in Tropical Savannas: The Kapalga Experiment (eds) A.N. Andersen, G.D. Cook and R.J. Williams, Ecological Studies (169) pp.47-58.
This chapter presents reasons for concern over the high fire frequency found in the Top End of the Northern Territory, including:
Cook G. D. and Corbett L. K. (2003) "Kapalga and the fire experiment". Pp.15-32 in Fire in Tropical Savannas: The Kapalga Experiment. (eds A.N. Andersen, G.D. Cook and R.J. Williams). Springer-Verlag, New York.
This chapter introduces the Kapalga fire experiment. Kapalga was chosen for a landscape scale fire experiment due to its typical savanna vegetation, its diverse range of native fauna, and its location between two major rivers to the east and west, and a highway to the south.
Noble J.C. and Grice A.C. (2002), "Fire regimes in semi-arid and tropical pastoral lands: managing biological diversity and ecosystem function", Bradstock R.A., Williams J.E., and Gill A.M. (2002), Flammable Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Olson J. (1999), "Frequency and distribution of forest, savanna, and crop fires over tropical regions during PEM-Tropics", Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, pp. 5865 - 5876.
McBride J.R., and Lewis H.T. (1984), 'Occurrence of fire scars in relation to the season and frequency of surface fires in eucalyptus forests of the Northern Territory, Australia', Forest Science , 30, pp. 970–976.
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McKaige B. (1997), "Fire and life at the top", Ecos, 91, pp. 12 - 15.
This article summarises the Kapalga fire experiment. It includes information about the four different types of fires tested during the experiment and the impact of the varying fire regimes on plants and animals.