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Trends in abundance of three marsupial species after fire


Driessen, MM and taylor, r and Hocking, GJ, Trends in abundance of three marsupial species after fire, Australian Mammalogy, 14, (2) pp. 121-124. ISSN 0310-0049 (1991) [Refereed Article]

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Fire has been recognised as being important in the evolution of present day Australian ecosystems (Gill, Groves and Noble 1981). Faunal responses to fire vary from an immediate short-term increase (Brathwaite and Estbergs 1987) to a dramatic shortterm decline with a long-term build up to pre-burn levels (Fox 1982}. These changes are mediated via changes in the abundance of food and cover.

This paper reports on changes in the abundance of three medium sized marsupials, Bettongia gaimardi, Dasyurus viverrinus and Trichosurus vulpecula between 2 and 6 years following a cool burn in dry sclerophyll forest in Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fire, marsupials
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
UTAS Author:Driessen, MM (Mr Michael Driessen)
ID Code:139325
Year Published:1991
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-06-09
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