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The effect of fire on birds of mulga woodland in arid central Australia

Leavesley, Adam; Cary, Geoffrey; Edwards, G P; Gill, A Malcom


The principal ecosystem driver in arid Australia is unpredictable rainfall, but it is hypothesised that fire also plays an important role in determining the distribution of animals. We investigated the effect of fire on birds in mulga (Acacia aneura) woodland in the central Australian arid zone. The study was conducted at UluruKata Tjuta National Park using 63 sites classified into one of three time-since-fire classes: burnt 2002; burnt 1976; and long-unburnt. Birds were sampled in the winter...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire
DOI: 10.1071/WF09028


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