Fire affects the structure and dynamics of ecosystems world-wide, over long time periods (decades and centuries) and at large spatial scales (landscapes and regions). A pressing challenge for ecologists is to develop models that explain and predict faunal responses to fire at broad temporal and spatial scales. We used a 105-year post-fire chronosequence to investigate small mammal responses to fire across an extensive area of 'tree mallee' (i.e. vegetation characterized by small multi-stemmed eucalypts).
Kelly, L. T., Nimmo, D. G., Spence-Bailey, L. M., Haslem, A., Watson, S., Clarke, M. F., & Bennett, A. F. (2011). Influence of fire history on small mammal distributions: Insights from a 100-year post-fire chronosequence. Diversity and Distributions, 17(3), 462-473. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00754.x