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Fire severity alters spatio–temporal movements and habitat utilisation by an arboreal marsupial, the mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus cunninghami)

Berry, L. E; Dennis, T. E; Driscoll, Don; Banks, Sam; Lindenmayer, David

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Understanding how severe wildfires influence faunal movement is essential for predicting how changes in fire regimes will affect ecosystems. We examined the effects of fire severity distribution on spatial and temporal variation in movement of an Australian arboreal mammal, the mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus cunninghami). We used GPS telemetry to characterise the movements of 18 possums in landscapes burnt to differing extents by a large wildfire. We identified a temporal change in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-10-20
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/114366
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF15204

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