Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Moll, Eugene J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Van Wilgen, Brian William en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-14T11:46:25Z
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dc.date.issued 1980 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Wilgen, B. 1980. Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17771
dc.description Includes bibliography. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A short literature review on fynbos ecology, with special reference to fire, is presented as an introduction to the thesis. Three post-fire ages of fynbos were studied at the Jonkershoek Forest Reserve, with the aim of determining the effects of fire frequency on the vegetation. The three frequencies investigated were short (about six year) rotation burning, normal rotation burning (about 15 to 20 years) and protection from fire for 37 years. Aerial plant biomass was determined for the three post-fire ages of vegetation. Total (live plus dead) biomass amounted to 6,5 tonnes ha⁻¹ for four year old vegetation, 50 tonnes ha⁻¹ for 21 year old vegetation 75 tonnes ha⁻¹ for 37 year old vegetation. Live biomass apparently increases to an age of roughly 30 years, whereafter it declines, whereas the total mass of dead plus live material showed an increase right up to 37 years of age. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Van Wilgen, B. W. (1980). <i>Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17771 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Van Wilgen, Brian William. <i>"Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1980. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17771 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Van Wilgen BW. Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Biological Sciences, 1980 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17771 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Van Wilgen, Brian William AB - A short literature review on fynbos ecology, with special reference to fire, is presented as an introduction to the thesis. Three post-fire ages of fynbos were studied at the Jonkershoek Forest Reserve, with the aim of determining the effects of fire frequency on the vegetation. The three frequencies investigated were short (about six year) rotation burning, normal rotation burning (about 15 to 20 years) and protection from fire for 37 years. Aerial plant biomass was determined for the three post-fire ages of vegetation. Total (live plus dead) biomass amounted to 6,5 tonnes ha⁻¹ for four year old vegetation, 50 tonnes ha⁻¹ for 21 year old vegetation 75 tonnes ha⁻¹ for 37 year old vegetation. Live biomass apparently increases to an age of roughly 30 years, whereafter it declines, whereas the total mass of dead plus live material showed an increase right up to 37 years of age. DA - 1980 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1980 T1 - Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa TI - Some effects of fire frequency on fynbos at Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17771 ER - en_ZA


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