Animal movements in fire-prone landscapes
Dale G Nimmo, Sarah Avitabile, Sam C Banks, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Kate Callister, Michael F Clarke, Chris R Dickman, Tim S Doherty, Don A Driscoll, Aaron C Greenville, Angie Haslem, Luke T Kelly, Sally A Kenny, Jose J Lahoz-Monfort, Connie Lee, Steven Leonard, Harry Moore, Thomas M Newsome, Catherine L Parr, Euan G Ritchie Show all
BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2019
Movement is a trait of fundamental importance in ecosystems subject to frequent disturbances, such as fire-prone ecosystems. Despite this, the role of movement in facilitating responses to fire has received little attention. Herein, we consider how animal movement interacts with fire history to shape species distributions. We consider how fire affects movement between habitat patches of differing fire histories that occur across a range of spatial and temporal scales, from daily foraging bouts to infrequent dispersal events, and annual migrations. We review animal movements in response to the immediate and abrupt impacts of fire, and the longer-term successional changes that fires set in tra..View full abstract
This paper arose from a workshop funded by the Department of Land, Water and Planning as part of the Mallee Hawkeye Project, a collaboration between LaTrobe University and Deakin University. D.G.N. led this paper while receiving an Australian Research Council Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).