Northern Desert Uplands of Queensland
Aim: Assess bird diversity across a range of variation in woody vegetation structure.
Key research questions:
- How does intensity of mechanical disturbance affect bird diversity and abundance?
- How do populations recover after cessation of such disturbance?
- What are the size and directions of the natural population fluctuations, and how do they compare with human-induced disturbance?
- Birds and vegetation structure are surveyed.
Leader: Dr Dan Metcalfe