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 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 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)
This note discusses how fire management protects valuable grazing country as well as heading off wildfire at Rosewood Station.
This article discusses the disappearence of Northern cypress pine from areas where there is too much fire. The species needs several years without fire, to germinate from seed, mature and produce seed for the next generation. (Compiled by T. Handasyde, 2005)
Extract from Managing for Healthy Country in the VRD discussing impacts of fire and grazing on native invertebrates, and results of projects at Mt Sanford and Kidman Springs where spiders, ants, beetles and grasshoppers respond in a variety of ways to changes in grazing pressure
Patch burning is needed to protect understorey vegetation (from which Common Brushtail Possums obtain water in the late dry season) from extensive wildfires. Clearance of very tall eucalypt forests on aluminous laterite mined for bauxite may also locally eliminate the possum.
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.
Research project looking at the impacts of fire on wildlife in Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park. T. Partridge, PhD, Macquarie Uni.
This project examined the impacts of fire on invertebrates, specifically ants, in Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park. (c. 2005)