21/10/2016 at 5:12 PM #10372
Thanks for getting this up & running Greg.
As a starting comment, I’d like to highlight the importance of rabbit control when seeking to use fire as a restoration tool in long-unburnt native vegetation. Our experience when studying the impacts of fire (a Hazard Reduction burn) on biodiversity in senescent Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub indicates that not only do the rabbits destroy newly emerging native plants. They also lead to a greater density of weeds in burnt plots that are open than in plots protected by a rabbit-proof fence. Our assumption is that the rabbits spread seed in their fur and faeces but wondering if others have related data or observations? Judy Lambert (North Head Sanctuary Foundation)