Journal article

Strategic seedbanks to meet fire risks for Victorian ash-type species

Ian Ferguson

Australian Forestry | INST FORESTERS AUSTRALIA | Published : 2011

Abstract

This study investigated the economics of maintaining strategic seedbanks for key eucalypt species to facilitate forest recovery following major fires in fire-sensitive forests of mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) and alpine ash (E. delegatensis) in Victoria. The analysis was confined to state forests and used Monte Carlo processes to model the occurrence of good seed-production years, the extent of natural regeneration occurring after major fires, the occurrence of minor and major fires, and the areal extent of those fires. The occurrence of major fires was predicted from estimates of the mean intervals between fires and long-term trends were also superimposed on these values to take account..

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