Altered States: European Arrival, Fire And Ecology In Northern Australia

Grant number: IN170100063 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to understand how fire affects the northern Australian savannah. European arrival changed how fire was used in Australia. This project will use ecology, palaeoecology and model development to develop pre-European ecological baselines in northern Australia and to reconstruct changes in plant cover in response to changes in fire regime. By understanding the effect of fire, the project will support the effective maintenance of the ecological integrity and biodiversity of the savannah landscapes.