A roadmap for pyrodiversity science

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Pyrodiversity may affect biodiversity by diversifying available ecological niches, stabilizing community networks and/or supporting diverse species pools available for post-fire colonization. Further, pyrodiversity’s effects on biodiversity vary across different spatial, temporal and organismal scales depending on the mobility and other life history traits of the organisms in question and
may be mediated by regional eco-evolutionary factors such as historical fire regimes. Developing a generalizable understanding of pyrodiversity effects on biodiversity has been challenging, in part because pyrodiversity can be quantified in various ways.

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