Using fire to manage biodiversity in fragmented landscapes

  • Di Stefano, Julian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Sunnucks, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Penman, Trent (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • York, Alan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Amos, John (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Wouters, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

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.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/07/161/03/20

Funding

  • 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