Grassland regrowth after burn

Title Info
Source Dan L. Perlman
Change over time Disturbance
Disturbance Fire ecology
Lessons Succession; Disturbance
Date August 07, 2003
Location Serengeti National Park,Tanzania,Africa

Regrowth of grassland after controlled burn, Serengenti National Park, Tanzania. Park managers set fires in Serengeti National Park to keep grasslands from undergoing succession and becoming savannas or woodlands. Fires like this are part of the ecology of the area. Soon after a fire, plants begin to regrow and herbivores like to eat this new growth.