Evolutionary fire ecology: lessons learned from pines
Pines have successfully adapt to many of the environments found in the northern hemisphere, including both fire-prone and non fire-prone ecosystems. The diversity and abundance of pines made this genus a candidate for many ecological and evolutionary studies. Here I review what we have learn on fire ecology and evolution by looking at pines, considering both micro- and macro-evolutionary approaches. Pines account for a small proportion of the phylogenetic diversity of plants; to what extent pines may biase our view of the diversity of fire responses remain unknown.