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The effects of early and late-season fires on mortality, dispersal, physiology and breeding of red-backed fairy-wrens ( Malurus melanocephalus )

Murphy, Stephen; Legge, Sarah; Heathcote, Joanne; Mulder, Eridani


Context. Mismanaged fire is one of the main processes threatening biodiversity in northern Australian savannas. While the suite of species adversely affected by fire has been quite well documented, empirical studies that seek to identify the ecological mechanisms that underpin these declines are rare. This dearth of mechanistic knowledge is hindering the refinement and development of conservation management practices and policy, such as early dry-season prescribed burning programmes. Aims. Our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Wildlife Research
DOI: 10.1071/WR09007


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