Influence of fire history on small mammal distributions: Insights from a 100-year post-fire chronosequence

Luke T. Kelly, Dale G. Nimmo, Lisa M. Spence-Bailey, Angie Haslem, Simon Watson, Michael F. Clarke, Andrew F. Bennett

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-473
Number of pages12
JournalDiversity and Distributions
Volume17
Issue number3
Early online date15 Mar 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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