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Fire management for biodiversity conservation: Key research questions and our capacity to answer them
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We identify three areas of required knowledge: (i) a mechanistic understanding of species' responses to fire regimes; (ii) knowledge of how the spatial and temporal arrangement of fires influences the biota; and (iii) an understanding of interactions of fire regimes with other processes. Expand
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A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation.
The management of landscapes for biological conservation and ecologically sustainable natural resource use are crucial global issues. Research for over two decades has resulted in a large literature,Expand
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How many common reptile species are fire specialists? A replicated natural experiment highlights the predictive weakness of a fire succession model
Species with strong preferences for early or late successional stages after fire may be extinction prone under current fire regimes. However, the extent of specialisation to time since fire is poorlyExpand
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Conceptual domain of the matrix in fragmented landscapes.
In extensively modified landscapes, how the matrix is managed determines many conservation outcomes. Recent publications revise popular conceptions of a homogeneous and static matrix, yet we stillExpand
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Genetic structure, metapopulation processes and evolution influence the conservation strategies for two endangered frog species
The survival and continued evolution of a species is a pivotal tenet of conservation biology. Therefore, we need to understand the factors affecting survival and evolution of species to conserve themExpand
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Successional specialization in a reptile community cautions against widespread planned burning and complete fire suppression
Conservation of biodiversity in fire-prone regions depends on understanding responses to fire in animal communities and the mechanisms governing these responses. We collated data from an AustralianExpand
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Land Management Practices Associated with House Loss in Wildfires
Losses to life and property from unplanned fires (wildfires) are forecast to increase because of population growth in peri-urban areas and climate change. In response, there have been moves toExpand
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The Role of Connectivity in Australian Conservation
The existing system of nature reserves in Australia is inadequate for the long-term conservation and restoration of native biological diversity because it fails to accommodate, among other elements,Expand
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