Bird diversity increases after patchy prescribed fire: implications from a before-after control-impact study
Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Fiona J Christie, Paul Sunnucks, Alan York
International Journal of Wildland Fire | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2015
This work is part of a collaborative study of the effects of fire on biodiversity in the Otway Ranges, funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks Victoria. Additional funds were provided by the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, the Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award and Birdlife Australia Victoria. We are grateful to Matthew Swan, Carolina Galindez Silva and Amanda Ashton for their assistance with selecting the study area, and we thank Peter Collins and Dale Tonkinson for undertaking bird surveys. We are grateful to anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on earlier drafts of the manuscript. This research was carried out under a scientific research permit issued by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (permit number 10005514) and approved by the University of Melbourne School of Land and Environment Ethics Committee (Register No. 1011632.5).