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Fire Ecology I

Rackham Fig. 18: Grazing suppression and fire on Myrtos

Evergreen-oak (Quercus rotundifolia) savanna from which foresters excluded goats and sheep for a few years, allowing pine (Pinus halepensis) to invade and flammable native vegetation, such as the spineless gorse Adenocarpus decorticans, to accumulate. A conflagration resulted. Alpujarra, south Spain, November 1994 Formerly grazed landscape, now invaded by fire-prone vegetation

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