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Spatial-dynamic models to identify optimal fire mosaics, based on demography, dispersal and fire responses of plants, birds and reptiles

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Inappropriate fire regimes threaten many native species with extinction. this proposal is a response to the paucity of large-scale, replicated fie research and the inadeuqate attention tomechanisms underlying fire impacts. Our project will enable landscape-scale fire management that conserves biodiversity in the face of habitat loss and climate change. We will test management options using spatially explicit simulation models that incorporate multiple species. biological data that we collect for plants, birds and repitles to build the models will also lead to new ecological theory for post-fire succession and responses to fire regimes. We will also use novel genetic techniques to determine the source of colonists after fire.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0776604

Local Award Id


  • 10087

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Inappropriate fire regimes threaten many native species with extinction. this proposal is a response to the paucity of large-scale, replicated fie research and the inadeuqate attention tomechanisms underlying fire impacts. Our project will enable landscape-scale fire management that conserves biodiversity in the face of habitat loss and climate change. We will test management options using spatially explicit simulation models that incorporate multiple species. biological data that we collect for plants, birds and repitles to build the models will also lead to new ecological theory for post-fire succession and responses to fire regimes. We will also use novel genetic techniques to determine the source of colonists after fire.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0776604

Local Award Id


  • 10087