- Fire as a global 'herbivore': the ecology and evolution of flammable ecosystemsWilliam J Bond
Department of Botany, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
Trends Ecol Evol 20:387-94. 2005..We point to the common questions, and some surprisingly different answers, that emerge from viewing fire as a globally significant consumer that is analogous to herbivory...
- The global distribution of ecosystems in a world without fireW J Bond
Botany Department, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
New Phytol 165:525-37. 2005..C(4) grasses began spreading 6-8 Ma, long before human influence on fire regimes. Our results suggest that fire was a major factor in their spread into forested regions, splitting biotas into fire tolerant and intolerant taxa...