Fire Patterns / Regimes

Key threatening process nomination - Contemporary fire regimes resulting in the loss of vegetation heterogeneity and biodiversity in the non-fragmented landscapes of northern Australia

This report documents the threats to biodiversity resulting from extensive late dry season fires in northern Australia. It calls for the damaging fire regimes to be recognised as a key threatening process under the EPBC Act. (c. 2007)

Fire and the Carpentarian Grasswren

Research about the influence of fire on the Carpentarian Grasswren. It covers issues such as why the Carpentarian Grasswren is under threat, how fire affects the Carpentarian Grasswren, the current status of the species, its preferred habitat, and what's being done to protect the species.

Managing for Healthy Country in the VRD - Impacts of fire and grazing on environmental change

This extract from Managing for Healthy Country in the VRD discusses the impact of fire and grazing on environmental change, in particular the impact of contemporary land use and fire regimes on woody thickening and pasture grasses.

Interactions between climate change, fire regimes and biodiversity in Australia - a preliminary assessment

This report outlines the interactions between climate change and fire regimes and the possible effects on biodiversity. It includes a case study of the tropical savannas of Northern Australia. The report is available for download from this site. (PDF 2.9 MB) (Williams et al., 2009)

ECOS Article: Are altered fire patterns threatening an endangered finch?

A research project investigating how fire affects the food source of one of northern Australia'€™s most iconic bird species, the Gouldian Finch, could provide clues to its future conservation. The study will examine how bushfires affect the birds' breeding rates. (Tuesday, 10/09/2013)

Rangelands NRM WA eNews: MLA keeps focus on fire management

This article discusses a project examining all documented uses of fire on northern pastoral properties, including improving pasture condition, managing woody weeds and improving carbon storage. It will also asses if fire regimes that have been sucessful in one area can be implemented in other areas. (July, 2013)

Rangelands NRM WA eNews: Traditional and contemporary fire practices combine to improve desert health

The traditional fire practices of Martu, the traditional owners of over 20 million hectares of the the Gibson, Great Sandy and Little Sandy Deserts are being documented and combined with contemporary land management techniques to improve the health of the desert. (June, 2013)