Project: Ecosystem Interaction

Ecosystem resilience in ecological fire groups – ERP 28

The overarching aim of this projects is to understand the effects of bushfires and planned burning on ecosystem resilience, focusing on four key ecosystems in Victoria: Grassy Heathy Dry Forest, Iron Bark / Box, High Altitude Shrubland Woodland and Tall Mixed Forest. The aims will be achieved through collecting data on biodiversity in four key ecosystems, modelling associations between animals, plants and habitats with variation in fires, and synthesising changes in ecosystem resilience metrics in space and time. The outputs of this research will be used to transparently report on the effectiveness of bushfire management on public land and will support evidence-based decision making for bushfire management in Victoria.

Project timeline: 05/2021 – 12/2022

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