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Fire Ecology I

Rackham Fig. 14: Grazing change and fire increase

Semi-desert where animals used to graze

Semi-desert, formerly browsing-dominated, but little browsed in recent years. Myrtos, east Crete, July 1968

Same landscape, 20 years later (b)
Twenty years on: much more vegetated, especially by the browsing-sensitive Atriplex halimus and other flammable plants. July 1988

Same landscape, 30 years on, post-fire (c)
Thirty years on: two years after a conflagration, from which Atriplex recovers. August 1998

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