This factsheet discusses firebreaks, methods for installing them and some constraints on their use.
Extract from Savanna Burning decribing how fire regimes are influenced by the weather and available fuel, as well as the behaviour of fires in 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)
This paper considers the use of satellite data to assess fuel characteristics and plan fire management activities. (Allen et al., 2002)
Leaflet describing Ken Scott's work at the Territory Wildlife Park, Berry Springs, NT that found that even though plant composition was more affected by rainfall, soil and other environmental factors than by fire, long term fire exclusion was associated with loss of Sorghum Sarga intrans.
This poster describes the fate of Red-backed Fairy-wrens during an early dry season fire. The study showed that nearly all the Fairy-wrens survived, but lost weight after the fire, and needed to expand their home range to take in some unburnt country. (Murphy and Garcia, c. 2007)
This extract from Savanna Burning: understanding and using fire in northern Australia describes the landforms, climate and vegetation communities of the Australian tropical savannas.
Mapping fire scars (burnt areas) using satellite technology provides a very useful record of the effects of fire, particularly across the northern landscapes. This slide show illustrates the the extent and distribution of early and late season fires across Australia's tropical savannas.
Extract from Savanna Burning: Understanding and Using fire in northern Australia. Discusses traditional use of fire to manage particular habitat types and food resources.