Impact of 2019–2020 mega-fires on Australian fauna habitat

@article{Ward2020ImpactO2,
  title={Impact of 2019–2020 mega-fires on Australian fauna habitat},
  author={Michelle Ward and A. Tulloch and James Q. Radford and B. Williams and A. Reside and Stewart L. Macdonald and H. Mayfield and M. Maron and Hugh P. Possingham and Samantha Vine and J. O’Connor and Emily J. Massingham and Aaron C. Greenville and J. Woinarski and S. Garnett and Mark Lintermans and B. Scheele and J. Carwardine and D. Nimmo and D. Lindenmayer and R. Kooyman and Jeremy S. Simmonds and L. J. Sonter and J. Watson},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
  year={2020},
  pages={1 - 6}
}
Australia’s 2019–2020 mega-fires were exacerbated by drought, anthropogenic climate change and existing land-use management. Here, using a combination of remotely sensed data and species distribution models, we found these fires burnt ~97,000 km2 of vegetation across southern and eastern Australia, which is considered habitat for 832 species of native vertebrate fauna. Seventy taxa had a substantial proportion (>30%) of habitat impacted; 21 of these were already listed as threatened with… Expand
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