Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing, 2015. Quarto, paperback, colour photographs, illustrations, maps.
Draws together the exciting new findings from the past five years of intensive empirical studies following the 2009 wildfires in the Mountain Ash forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria. It also takes advantage of the 25 years of work that preceded the fires to provide appropriate unburned ecological context to the new findings in this system. Filled with colour photographs, this book covers topics such as the unexpected effects of fires of varying severity on populations of large old trees and their implications for the dynamics of forest ecosystems; relationships between forest structure, condition and age and their impacts on fire severity; relationships between logging and fire severity; the unexpectedly low level of carbon stock losses from burned forests, including those burned at very high severity; impacts of fire at the site and landscape levels on arboreal marsupials; persistence of small mammals and birds on burned sites, including areas subject to high-severity fire, and its implications for understanding how species in this group exhibit post-fire recovery patterns.
Price: $60.00 AU