Australia

Birds Australia Wingspan Supplement 7 Fire and Birds Part 1 Introduction

This article discusses how changing fire regimes have impacted on bird species across Australia. It recommends the reintroduction of occasional fire into some landscapes, and a return to a finer mosaic of burning to reduce the impact of wildfires by maintaining fire-dependent habitat and protecting fire-sensitive birds. (Olsen and Weston, 2005)

Land management for emissions offsets on Indigenous lands

This report describes research on the possible generation of greenhouse gas offsets derived from Indigenous land management. Land management practices can sequester carbon or change emissions regimes, and with access to markets, a change in carbon stocks or emissions may be sold as an offset. Biophysical, economic, and institutional conditions set limits to these possibilities. (Heckbert et al., 2008). The report can be downloaded from this site (PDF 2.61 MB)

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)

Draft Australian Aerial Firefighting Operator's Manual - Aerial burning guidelines

This page outlines and contains a link to the draft Australian Aerial Firefighting Operator's Manual (June 2011). The manual includes guidelines for aerial burning (aerial ignition). The draft is open for comment and input is welcomed. Site accessed 30/08/2013.

TERN eNewsletter: Australian fire patterns determined by tropical monsoons

This article reports on research into the patter of bushfires in Australia and the effects of the rainfall that comes with the tropical summer monsoon, a research group has found. The researchers also discovered that there is a trade-off between the intensity of fires and their frequency, influenced by the type of vegetation that fuels the fires. (November, 2012)

Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network: AusCover

The AusCover facility provides access to remote sensing data and derived products, associated with land-surface characteristics and biophysical variables derived from satellite and airborne imagery. The facility also provides access to a wide, national network of experts in the field, as well as field methodology protocols and in-situ data for use in ecosystem science and natural resources management.

TERN Data Discovery Portal (TDDP)

The TERN Data Discovery Portal (TDDP) allows users to search for and explore data generated by a wide range of ecosystem disciplines, from a single point of entry. Metadata is regularly harvested from all across TERN into the TDDP, enabling it to play a novel integrative role for Australian ecosystem science. The portal supports both text and map-based searches.

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