Bird functional diversity decreases with time since disturbance: Does patchy prescribed fire enhance ecosystem function?
Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Fiona Christie, Matthew Swan, Alan York
Ecological Applications | WILEY | Published : 2016
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. We thank Garry Cheers, Amanda Ashton, Peter Collins, and Dale Tonkinson for assistance with data collection, and are grateful to the many volunteers who helped with fieldwork. This research was carried out under a scientific research permit issued by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (permit number 10005514).