Ted Middleton

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Frankland District
Department of Parks and Wildlife
South Coast Highway
Walpole, Western Australia 6398, Australia

Publications in Fire Ecology

Recovery of Tall Open Eucalypt Forest in South-Western Australia following Complete Crown Scorch
Pages: 95-107
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1103095

We investigated the response of overstorey and mid-storey trees in tall open forest of Eucalyptus diversicolor F. Muell., Eucalyptus jacksonii Maiden, and Corymbia calophylla (Lindl.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson over an eight-year period following complete crown scorch by high intensity fire in March 2001.  More than 90 % of E. diversicolor and E. jacksonii and 85 % of C. calophylla remained alive four years after fire, having replaced their crowns by re-sprouting from epicormic buds on the stems and larger branches.  [Read More]

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Mechanisms Enabling a Fire Sensitive Plant to Survive Frequent Fires in South-West Australian Eucalypt Forests
Pages: 26-40
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1201026

A fire sensitive plant, Banksia quercifolia R.Br., that often occurs as thickets embedded in forest landscapes in south-west Australia was exposed to repeated broad-scale fires at short intervals.  Fire severity and patchiness was mapped using satellite imagery and the response of the B. quercifolia population monitored.  Over the study period, the mean interval of fire in the landscape in which B. quercifolia occurred was 1.7 yr-almost half the juvenile period of the species-and the landscape fire frequency was six fires per decade.  [Read More]

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