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.