Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article
06 Jun 2024
Research article |  | 06 Jun 2024

Remote sensing reveals fire-driven enhancement of a C4 invasive alien grass on a small Mediterranean volcanic island

Riccardo Guarino, Daniele Cerra, Renzo Zaia, Alessandro Chiarucci, Pietro Lo Cascio, Duccio Rocchini, Piero Zannini, and Salvatore Pasta

Data sets

Copernicus Sentinel-2 Collection 1 MSI Level-2A (L2A) ESA

Short summary
The severity and the extent of a large fire event that occurred on the small volcanic island of Stromboli (Aeolian archipelago, Italy) on 25–26 May 2022 were evaluated through remotely sensed data to assess the short-term effect of fire on local plant communities. For the first time, we documented the outstanding after-fire resilience of an invasive alien species, Saccharum biflorum, which is a rhizomatous C4 perennial grass introduced on the island in the nineteenth century.
Final-revised paper