Andrea J. Maguire

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Archbold Biological Station
123 Main Drive
Venus , Florida 33960, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Post-Fire Growth Strategies of Resprouting Florida Scrub Vegetation
Pages: 12-25
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0703012

Although resprouting is recognized as a key post-disturbance response for plants, few studies have closely examined post-fire growth responses of resprouting species. Following a prescribed burn in Florida scrub, we compared intraspecific and interspecific growth patterns of 16 resprouting shrub species. We then examined how resprouting growth is related to species life history strategies to understand how the resprouting response could contribute to niche differentiation and species coexistence. We defined growth by calculating relative growth rates based on height, crown area, and crown volume of resprouts. In addition, we measured the number, diameter, and height of all resprouting stems.  [Read More]

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