Otilia Reyes

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Department of Cellular Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology
University of Santiago de Compostela
Campus Vida
Santiago de Compostela, 15783, Spain

Publications in Fire Ecology

The Effects of Ash and Black Carbon (Biochar) on Germination of Different Tree Species
Pages: 119-133
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1101119

Forest fires generate large amounts of ash and biochar, or black carbon (BC), that cover the soil surface, interacting with the soil’s constituents and its seedbank.  This study concerns reproductive ecology assessments supported by molecular characterisation to improve our understanding of the effects of fire and fire residues on the germination behaviour of 12 arboreal species with a wide geographic distribution.  For this purpose, we analysed the effects of three ash and one BC concentration on the germination of Acacia dealbata Link, A. longifolia (Andrews) Willd., A. mearnsii De Wild., A. melanoxylon R. Br., Pinus nigra Arnold, P. pinaster Aiton, P. radiata D. Don, P. sylvestris L., Quercus ilex L., Q. pyrenaica Willd., Q. robur L., and Q. rubra L.  [Read More]

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