Hakea gibbosa (Sm.) Cav. (Proteaceae) is a serotinous, obligate-seeding woody shrub restricted to heathland and heathy woodland communities on the coastal sandstone plateaus of the Sydney basin. There is limited data available for this genus (and species) as it is less well researched in comparison to others such as Banksia.
The aims of this study are to examine seedbank dynamics in H. gibbosa to:
H. gibbosa surveys have been conducted in multiple National Parks in the Sydney region, where the post-fire age of sites ranges from 2 to 20 years. The findings of this study will be used to advise fire management strategies in heath communities.
Publications: In preparation