Journal article

Changes in the avifauna of Cape York Peninsula over a period of 9 years: the relative effects of fire, vegetation type and climate

JJ Perry, AS Kutt, ST Garnett, GM Crowley, EP Vanderduys, GC Perkins

Emu - Austral Ornithology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS AUSTRALASIA | Published : 2011

University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Australian Government Natural Heritage Trust through Cape York Peninsula Sustainable Futures. This survey would not have been possible without the expertise of the following staff and volunteers in field data collection: Nick Colman (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences), George Madani, Damien Farine (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences), and April Reside (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences), Inka Veltheim, Kath Shurcliffe, Dave Houghton and Lyle Greene (Birds Australia volunteers). Special thanks to Niilo Gobius from Cape York Peninsula Sustainable Futures for fantastic logistical, planning and GIS support. We thank two anonymous referees for their valuable comments on the original manuscript. Thanks to all of the Cape York Peninsula properties and land managers that allowed us access to their land and gave us advice on local wildlife, and in particular the traditional owners and rangers at Pormpuraaw, Kulla, Lama Lama, Mungkan Kandju, Aurukun and Injinoo. Also, many thanks to Jeremy VanDerWal and Stephen Phillips for providing invaluable advice and technical assistance on species distribution modelling. The first survey was undertaken by numerous volunteers from Birds Australia. The random points were created by H. Mills of the Queensland Government in consultation with one of the authors (S. T. Garnett), Graham Harrington and Alastair Freeman.