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Effects of fire on vegetation and arthropods in a coastal heath, south-east Queensland

Manwaring, Mathew; Eliott, Martyn; Barton, Philip; Weaver, Haylee J.


Fire is an important part of many Australian ecosystems, and determining how it affects different vegetation communities and associated fauna is of particular interest to land managers. Here, we report on a study that used sites established during a 39-year fire experiment in coastal heathland in southeastern Queensland to compare arthropod abundance and vegetation in 1.5-2.6 ha sites that were (i) long unburnt, (ii) burnt every 5 years and (iii) burnt every 3 years. We found that the abundance...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Management and Restoration
DOI: 10.1111/emr.12136


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