The critically endangered Northern population of the Eastern Bristlebird inhabits grassy patches within the rainforest of the Border Ranges (NSW). This habitat is sensitive to various fire regimes, and as a result fire management strategies can have a big impact on its perseverance, and the resources it provides for the Eastern Bristlebird. My research will study how different fire management strategies have influenced the temporal and spatial distribution of dietary and structural resources exploited by the Eastern Bristlebird within grassy patches. This information will be used to determine appropriate fire management strategies that promote this habitat and the recovery of the Eastern Bristlebird.

Funding: APA (Australian Postgraduate Award), New South Wales Office of Environmental and Heritage funding

Advisors: Assoc Prof Martine Maron, Dr Elizabeth Tasker

 

Project members

Zoe Stone

Zoe Stone

PhD candidate