We are all guilty of this – if something is good, more must be better. Too many prescribed burns, however, may harm ecological diversity – at least in some ecosystems. The problem is that Mediterranean-climate plants such as those found in Australia may not be fire-adapted.
The findings are from scientists from the University of Western Australia, Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth and Kew Gardens in London. They will be published this month in Trends in Plant Science.
A more detailed articles appears in the Sydney Morning Herald.