Land-use change has severely fragmented 40% of Australia's natural landscapes, resulting in loss of habitat for native biodiversity. Remaining habitat fragments are at risk from increases in the frequency and intensity of fire, which also poses a major threat to biodiversity. To reverse biodiversity loss, this project will develop a conservation management tool for use in fire-prone fragmented landscapes. It will address two critical knowledge gaps: the combined effects of fire and fragmentation on animal movement, and the implications of current and future fire regimes for native animal populations. The outcome will be a conservation management tool that is readily transferable to any fire-prone system.
|Effective start/end date||1/07/16 → 1/03/20|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD360,000.00
- Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (VIC): AUD100,000.00
- Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA): AUD80,000.00
- Parks Victoria: AUD20,000.00
- South Australian Water Corporation: AUD20,000.00