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Testing the sensitivity of charcoal as an indicator of fire events in savanna environments: quantitative predictions of fire proximity, area and intensity

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The charcoal record contained in lake sedimentary sequences is often used to infer past fire events. Studies to calibrate such charcoal records have been carried out in a range of mid- to high-latitude regions and relationships have been determined between size and quantity of charcoal in the sediment and proximity and spatial extent of the fire. Very little is known, however, about the relationship between fire events in savanna ecosystems and how these are represented in the charcoal record...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0959683607086766

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
"Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory", "Biodiversity Research Group"
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the
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Institution:
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Department:
Leslie Hill Institute for Plant Conservation,Botany Department
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "University of Bergen"
Research group:
"Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory", "Biodiversity Research Group"
Department:
Department of Biology
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
The Holocene Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
2
Pages:
279-291
Publication date:
2008-02-05
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EISSN:
1477-0911
ISSN:
0959-6836
URN:
uuid:65523e2a-4816-49f7-a9fa-647e9129aba0
Local pid:
ora:4887

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