Kangaroos, feral herbivores and bushfires: Consequences for forest dynamics

    Project: Research

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    Description

    This project aims to investigate the functional role of native and introduced herbivores in forest ecosystems using a powerful, highly replicated, herbivore exclosure experiment. This project expects to create new knowledge of the effects of mammalian herbivores, particularly kangaroos and invasive deer, on forest plants, soils and productivity. Expected outcomes include fundamental insights into above and belowground interactions in forests, and an enhanced capacity to predict effects of changing herbivore populations across environmental gradients, and following bushfire. This should produce significant benefits for forest management in Australia, allowing informed, targeted, and pre-emptive management of invasive herbivore populations.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date8/04/2225/04/28

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$508,131.00

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