Fire and Wildlife in the Mallee – insights for conservation and management

LaTrobe and Deakin Universities conducted their Fire and Wildlife in the Mallee project from 2006-2010 in eucalypt-dominated mallee habitats across Victoria, NSW and South Australia.

The project aimed to identify the properties of habitat mosaics produced by fire that enhance the persistence and status of a range of birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants. One element of the study was to consider if  fire-response plants acted as reliable surrogates for fauna biodiversity management.

An overview of the project and links to related publications is available on the Latrobe University website.

A summary of the project results is presented in the Mallee Fire Biodiversity brochure.


Please send us an email and we'll reply within three working days. Regards, NCC Fire and Restoration team


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