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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 643–653.
Published: 31 August 2022
... and their constituent fauna had fared. This paper provides an overview of the 21 studies that were presented at the forum, now as papers in this theme edition of Australian Zoologist . All the authors were unanimous in their agreement about the unparalleled extent and severity of the fires and the magnitude...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 608–630.
Published: 18 August 2022
...Helen C Stevens; David M Watson ABSTRACT The interacting effects of drought and fire on ecological communities are poorly understood. Long-term studies in the Warrumbungle Mountains, central-west New South Wales, subject to drought and fire during the past 21 years, enabled their separate...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 479–501.
Published: 13 July 2022
...Jessica R. Marsh; Richard V. Glatz ABSTRACT The black summer fires of 2019–2020 burnt almost half of Kangaroo Island (KI), impacting large areas of high-quality native vegetation supporting many rare, endemic and/or undescribed invertebrate species. In the aftermath there was a need to survey...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 278–303.
Published: 24 June 2022
...Andrew J. Lothian; Martin J. Denny; Nicholas W. Tong ABSTRACT A major fire swept through Newnes Plateau near Lithgow in 2013, burning 50,000 hectares of bushland. Long-term monitoring programs were already established, with half the sites impacted by the fire. It was then possible to record changes...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 256–277.
Published: 09 May 2022
...Christopher R. Dickman; David C. D. Happold ABSTRACT Populations of many animal species decline after fire, with some individuals killed during the fire and others succumbing to impoverished conditions in the post-fire environment. For individuals that survive a fire, an ability to exploit scarce...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Alan York; Tom Lewis ABSTRACT Fire is a common feature of Australian forests and prescribed burning is a routine management strategy, often utilised to mitigate the effects of wildfire. However, the impacts of fire on terrestrial invertebrates are poorly understood. Here we provide an overview...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 469–479.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Tsuyoshi Kobayashi; Timothy J. Ralph; Jamie Lobb; Jan Miller; Gunther Theischinger; Simon J. Hunter; Stephen J. Jacobs ABSTRACT Fires are a common occurrence in Australian terrestrial ecosystems. A large fire occurred in January 2013 within and adjacent to the Warrumbungle National Park, near...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 485–491.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gerry Swan; Steve Wilson A fire through hummock grassland in Western Queensland adjacent to a gas pipeline trench resulted in a 650% increase in the number of animals that were recovered from the trench in the seven days following the fire compared to the seven days prior. Those lizard species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Solenopsis invita Buren (the red imported fire ant) was officially identified in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in early 2001 and soon after a national fire ant eradication program (funded by the Australian, State and Territory governments) to remove fire ants from Australia was approved...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.025
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... community structure was studied at three locations subjected to different long-term burning frequencies (fire protected, low intensity spring burns at 2-3 year intervals and annual low intensity spring burns). Within the annually burned area, the effects of fire and grazing exclusion for a three-year period...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.037
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
.... This local decline and recovery occurred against a background of pastoralism from the 1960s to the 1980s, patch fires in the early 1980s and an increase in the abundance of introduced foxes Vulpes vulpes from the 1970s onwards. There are three main hypotheses concerning the decline and recovery...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.860
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... community structure was studied at three locations subjected to different long-term burning frequencies (fire protected, low intensity spring burns at 2–3 year intervals and annual low intensity spring burns). Within the annually burned area, the effects of fire and grazing exclusion for a three-year period...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.015
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Epigaeic (active above the ground) arthropods were collected in late summer from 27 Buttongrass moorland sites of different ages. The sites formed a chronosequence ranging from one month to 64 years since the last fire and were located in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Sampling...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 223–242.
Published: 31 August 2022
...G. Madani; C. Turbill; A. Lloyd; L. Gonsalves; T. Brassil; B. Law ABSTRACT The Australian summer of 2019/20 was impacted by megafires of a magnitude and severity never previously recorded. Whilst low severity fire has positive benefits for increased insectivorous bat activity and diversity, little...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 304–325.
Published: 10 August 2022
...Emma E. Spencer; Chris R. Dickman; Glenda M. Wardle; Thomas M. Newsome; Aaron C. Greenville ABSTRACT Australia’s 2019–20 mega-fires burnt 79% of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, prompting an urgent need for rapid on-ground post-fire assessments of flora and fauna to aid in post-fire...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 164–181.
Published: 09 May 2022
...Peter Smith; Judy Smith ABSTRACT We have investigated the impact of the unprecedented drought, heatwaves and fires of 2019–20 on a threatened arboreal marsupial, the Greater Glider ( Petauroides volans ), in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, an area of over one million hectares...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.936
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... In the past two decades the ecological relationships among mycophagous (fungus-feeding) mammals and their fungal food resources have been variously investigated. An unresolved issue stemming from this research is the importance of fire in creating and enhancing fungal supply for animals...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 631–642.
Published: 04 January 2022
...David Lindenmayer; Elle Bowd; Chris MacGregor; Lachlan McBurney ABSTRACT Fire can have marked impacts on biodiversity and on ecosystem condition. However, it is the sequence of multiple fires over a prolonged period of time which can have the most marked effects on biodiversity and on ecosystem...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 217–222.
Published: 20 May 2022
...Dale G. Nimmo; Chris J. Jolly; Alexandra J. R. Carthey ABSTRACT Southern Australia’s 2019–20 wildfire season was unprecedented, but the ecological toll remains poorly understood. Estimates of three billion animals being affected by the fires attracted global attention, but how many of those animals...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 561–591.
Published: 10 May 2022
... were being monitored. Fortunately, an inventory of large trees and stags (≥60 cm diameter at breast height (dbh)) had been conducted on site prior to the impact of the fires. The two nests were destroyed and many large trees and stags were lost or severely damaged. In the four months following...