Joseph W. Veldman

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Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University
251 Bessey Hall
Ames, Iowa 50010, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Suites of Fire-Adapted Traits of Oaks in the Southeastern USA: Multiple Strategies for Persistence
Pages: 48-64
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1202048

Fire is integral to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems of the southeastern USA and is a strong selective force on plant species.  Among woody plants, oak species (Quercus spp. L) have diverse life history traits that appear to reflect their evolution in this fire-prone region.  Oaks also occur across wide gradients of fire frequency and intensity, from annually burned savannas to fire-protected forests.  [Read More]

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