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Contemporary fire regimes involve high intensity wildfire that have the potential to alter and result in the loss of biodiversity in some communities. Regular burning of annual species can also perpetuate the grass-fire cycle. Conversely if fire is completely excluded from tall open forests they develop complex multi layered communities where there is almost continuous species regeneration and accumulation of leaf litter.