Disturbance Regimes

Disturbance Regimes
(Habitat loss and fragmentation)

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Biodiversity and ecosystem processes are strongly influenced by disturbance regimes, for example seabed disturbance or fire. Estimation of the risk of loss of species and ecosystem functions posed by adverse disturbance regimes is required to inform policy and land management decision-making. 

Work in this research area is currently underway in the laboratories of CSES  members Ross Bradstock, Andy Davis, David Ayre, Todd Minchinton, Owen Price, Philip Zylstra, Elizabeth Tasker, Andrew Denham, Bethany Hoye and Ana Dalziell.

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Student Projects / Thesis Title


Moritz, M. A., Batllori, E., Bradstock, R. A., Gill, A. Malcolm., Handmer, J., Hessburg, P. F., Leonard, J., McCaffrey, S., Odion, D. C., Schoennagel, T. & Syphard, A. D. (2014). Learning to coexist with wildfire. Nature, 515 (7525), 58-66. 

Last reviewed: 20 August, 2018