Effects of fire, post-fire defoliation, drought and season on regrowth and carbohydrate reserves of alpine snowgrass Poa fawcettiae (Poaceae)
AD Tolsma, KG Tolhurst, SM Read
Australian Journal of Botany | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2010
This research was approved and supported by Parks Victoria, and was made possible by funding from an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship. We thank Warwick Papst for the glasshouse plants and Neville Walsh for grass identification. Peter Lawrence and Wayne McCallum (Parks Victoria) provided information and logistic support. Field support was provided by Ian Sandy, David Markley, Simone Mumme, Lauren Tolsma, Shane Tolsma, Jessica Tolsma, Paul Wiggins, Henrik Wahren, Nick Ping, Paul McCrae, Peter Lawrence, Jodi Price, Herbie Tolsma, Henk Tolsma, Erica Boyer, Peter Tolsma, Anne-Marie Tolsma and Carolyn Roberts. Robert Hofstede provided alpine references. Ian Sims, Chris Pollock and Richard Simpson advised on carbohydrate assays. Michael Scroggie (Arthur Rylah Institute) provided statistical advice. From the University of Melbourne, Andrew Drinnan assisted with grass anatomy, and Qing Wang, Steve Elefteriadis, Raff Timpano and Fahey Nowniaz provided laboratory and glasshouse support. Comments and suggestions by three anonymous referees improved the paper.