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The Spatial Solutions Fire Ecology Project at ESA2018

Four members of the Spatial Solutions Fire Ecology Project, including me, will be presenting their work at the 2018 conference of the Ecological Society of Australia in Brisbane. I’m really looking forward to it. If you’re attending, you can check … Continue reading

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Integrating Animal and Plant Paradigms to Enhance Fire Ecology

I’m excited to have a new article on animal and plant ecology in the journal Fire. We call for better integration of animal-based and plant-based approaches in fire ecology (summarised in the figure below). This one was a few years … Continue reading

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Plants, evolutionary adaptation and global change

I’ve recently started a position in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne. I’ll be starting new work on plants, evolutionary adaptation and global change as part of my Centenary Fellowship. I’m excited about new collaborations with … Continue reading

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Managing fire for plant and animal conservation

A recent initiative from the Ecological Society of Australia is the publication of one-page ‘Hot Topics’ that synthesise ideas and issues important to environmental policy. In 2017 I wrote a Hot Topic on ‘Managing fire for plant and animal conservation‘ … Continue reading

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Small mammals, habitat refuges and fire regimes

In February I started new work with PhD student Kate Senior on small mammals, habitat refuges and fire regimes in Murray Sunset National Park, Victoria. In fire-prone ‘mallee’ landscapes of semi-arid Australia, we’re collecting new data on the spatial ecology … Continue reading

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Future scenarios of fire and biodiversity

Scenario planning is a powerful way to evaluate management alternatives when contending with uncontrollable and irreducible uncertainty. It’s a particularly useful approach for exploring ecological processes with high levels of uncertainty such as bushfires and climate change. In November, our … Continue reading

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Fire in the foothills

My new piece in Decision Point with Angie Haslem and Steve Leonard is out. ‘Foothill forests’ cover approximately 7.5 million ha in the state of Victoria. They are a priority for fire management, containing significant biodiversity and posing risks of … Continue reading

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