Sydney Basin

Established: 1983

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:

  1. What structural and compositional changes are occurring in upland swamps?
  2. What is the nature of co-variation and feedback between vegetation and soil properties?
  3. 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

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