Aim: Improve understanding of the roles of climate and fire regimes in the dynamics and persistence of upland swamps and their biodiversity.
Key research questions:
- What structural and compositional changes are occurring in upland swamps?
- What is the nature of co-variation and feedback between vegetation and soil properties?
- What are the effects of alternative fire regimes and how can responses be characterised by trends in functional groups of species?
- Vegetation and soils are systematically surveyed on an irregular basis determined by the occurrence of fires.
Leader: Professor David Keith
Institution: University of New South Wales