Fire scars on Amazonian trees : exploring the cryptic fire history of the Ilha de Maracá.

Barlow, Jos and Silveira, Juliana M. and Cochrane, Mark A. (2010) Fire scars on Amazonian trees : exploring the cryptic fire history of the Ilha de Maracá. Biotropica, 42 (4). pp. 405-409. ISSN 0006-3606

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Abstract

The presence of charcoal in the soils and fire scars on 8.2 percent of tree stems strongly suggest that one of the best studied Amazonian research localities (the Ilha de Maracá in Roraima, Brazil) has burned. The patterns and images of fire scars that we present here could help researchers explore the burn history of other tropical forests, which has important implications for interpreting their present-day ecology.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Biotropica
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 34305
Deposited By: Dr Jos Barlow
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2010 12:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 07:01
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34305

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