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What factors influence rapid post-fire site re-occupancy? A case study of the endangered Eastern Bristlebird in eastern Australia

MacGregor, Chris; Wood, Jeffrey; Cunningham, Ross; Crane, Mason; Michael, Damian; Montague-Drake, Rebecca; Brown, Darren; Fortescue, Martin; Dexter, Nick; Hudson, Matt; Gill, A Malcom; Lindenmayer, David

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We quantified the post-fire recovery of the endangered Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) at Booderee National Park, south-eastern Australia. Occurrence was recorded on 110 sites a year before, and for 3 years after a major unplanned fire in 2003. Although the Eastern Bristlebird is thought to be sensitive to wildfire, data indicated that the species either persisted continuously on burned sites or returned to previously occupied sites within 2 years. Post-fire site occupancy was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57130
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF07048

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