Skip to main content
placeholder image

Contrary to common belief, some forests get more fire-resistant with age

Journal Article


Abstract


  • An out-of-season bushfire raged through Sydney’s southwest at the weekend, burning more than 2,400 hectares and threatening homes.

    As the fire season extends and heatwaves become more frequent, it’s vital to preserve our natural protections. My research, recently released in the journal Austral Ecology, contradict one of the central assumptions in Australian fire management - that forest accumulate fuel over time and become increasingly flammable.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Zylstra, P. (2018). Contrary to common belief, some forests get more fire-resistant with age. The Conversation, 17 April 1-4.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 17 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • An out-of-season bushfire raged through Sydney’s southwest at the weekend, burning more than 2,400 hectares and threatening homes.

    As the fire season extends and heatwaves become more frequent, it’s vital to preserve our natural protections. My research, recently released in the journal Austral Ecology, contradict one of the central assumptions in Australian fire management - that forest accumulate fuel over time and become increasingly flammable.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Zylstra, P. (2018). Contrary to common belief, some forests get more fire-resistant with age. The Conversation, 17 April 1-4.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 17 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia