Post-fire responses of the Tasmanian conifer Athrotaxis cupressoides

Aimee Bliss (0000-0001-5573-0543)
Lynda Prior (0000-0002-5511-2320) , David Bowman (0000-0001-8075-124X)

Plant Science

Athrotaxis cupressoides burnt twig diameter crown volume scorched crown volume consumed delayed mortality fire-caused mortality palaeoendemic regeneration failure resprout Tasmania pencil pine

Athrotaxis cupressoides is an iconic Tasmanian palaeoendemic conifer that is vulnerable to fire. A survey of three populations burnt by severe fire in 2016, conducted 1 year post-fire, found 33% of stems were still alive, with many surviving stems suffering some canopy scorch. We re-surveyed these populations to quantify delayed mortality, resprouting, and presence of juveniles, and to determine whether fire impacts can be reliably assessed after 1 year. We applied three measures of fire severity: canopy scorched, canopy consumed, and the minimum burnt twig diameter of neighbouring shrubs.

as described by Bliss et al. (2021)

300703 Forest ecosystems
190401 Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)

Data Access

  1. 2020&2017_Lake Mackenzie_for repository.xlsx ({{1062417 | bytes}})

Bliss, A, Prior, L, Bowman, D (2021) Data from: Post-fire responses of the Tasmanian conifer Athrotaxis cupressoides.
10.25959/dz7z-4f74 (DataCite reference)
Lynda Prior (0000-0002-5511-2320)
David Bowman (0000-0001-8075-124X)
Aimee Bliss (0000-0001-5573-0543)