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Gone in a puff of smoke: 52,000 sq km of ‘long unburnt’ Australian habitat has vanished in 40 years

By William Geary, Lecturer in Quantitative Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation, The University of Melbourne
Dale Nimmo, Professor in Ecology, Charles Sturt University
Julianna Santos, Research fellow in Ecology and Conservation Science, The University of Melbourne
Kristina J Macdonald, PhD Candidate, Deakin University
We compiled maps of bushfires and prescribed burns in southern Australia from 1980 to 2021 to see how fire activity is changing habitat for 129 threatened species such as mountain pygmy possums.The Conversation

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