An unprecedented opportunity to quantify biodiversity recovery after major wildfire

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Understanding post-disturbance ecological recovery is essential to understanding ecosystem processes, community composition and population persistence. The 2009 Victorian wildfires provide an unprecedented scientific opportunity to address significant knowledge gaps about ecological recovery. By building on 25 years of research and long-term (pre-fire) data in Victorian forests, we will establish a powerful longitudinal study to answer key new questions about post-fire recovery. Wildfire effects on forest biodiversity and ecological processes are further complicated by post-disturbance salvage logging. We will implement a carefully designed split-plot experiment to address major knowledge gaps in ecological recovery after salvage logging.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/07/1030/06/15

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$1,499,339.00

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