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The impact of severe bushfires on the ecology, demography and genetics of frogs in the Victorian Kinglake region [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100200158]

Researchers Parris Dr Kirsten M; Dr Jane E Melville; Dr Jeremy J Austin; Dr Murray J Littlejohn

Brief description The February 2009 bushfires in Victoria devastated many communities, and also had a profound impact on wildlife species. This research is aimed at measuring the impact of these fires on frogs in the Kinglake region. It will provide a range of national benefits, including a better understanding of the effects of wildfire on native species and their habitats, information to help plan conservation efforts for frogs, and a vital connection with local landowners; some of whom lost their homes in the fires but were still concerned about the wellbeing of frogs in the area. Australia is a fire-prone country, and this project will help develop responses to the threats posed by the expected increase in the frequency and intensity of fires in southern Australia.

Funding Amount $210,000

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