Maximising woodlands bird diversity in Brigalow Belt forestsFinal report
Land & Water Australia. 2009. Maximising woodlands bird diversity in Brigalow Belt forests. [Online] (Updated July 16th, 2009)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/3556 [Accessed Tuesday 12th of March 2013 12:18:11 PM ].
The Brigalow Belt is a national biodiversity hotspot, and its extensive forests and woodlands are potentially significant refugia for fragmentation-sensitive birds, but our understanding of optimal management for biodiversity conservation and the specific threats facing woodland birds in the area is limited. In particular, management of the aggressive noisy miner is a major challenge throughout the region, despite the species typically being associated with fragmented landscapes. This project aimed to determine the interactions among fire, grazing and habitat structure, and their influence on noisy miner presence and woodland bird assemblages, in order to develop sound land management principles and intuitive, user-friendly decision-support tools with the potential for application across the Brigalow Belt region.
Alison Howes, Martine Maron