Lachlan McCaw

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Science and Conservation Division
Department of Parks and Wildlife
Brain Street
Manjimup, Western Australia 6258, Australia

Publications in Fire Ecology

Recovery of Tall Open Eucalypt Forest in South-Western Australia following Complete Crown Scorch
Pages: 95-107
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1103095

We investigated the response of overstorey and mid-storey trees in tall open forest of Eucalyptus diversicolor F. Muell., Eucalyptus jacksonii Maiden, and Corymbia calophylla (Lindl.) K.D. Hill & L.A.S. Johnson over an eight-year period following complete crown scorch by high intensity fire in March 2001.  More than 90 % of E. diversicolor and E. jacksonii and 85 % of C. calophylla remained alive four years after fire, having replaced their crowns by re-sprouting from epicormic buds on the stems and larger branches.  [Read More]

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Firestick Ecology: Fairdinkum Science in Plain English
Pages: 124-125
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1201124

The ecology and management of fire in the Australian landscape elicits strong opinions from many groups including farmers, land managers, academics, and organisations concerned with the conservation of nature.  Public discourse on fire management is always spirited and sometimes acrimonious, particularly in the wake of major bushfires that result in loss of life or property and have significant impacts on infrastructure and natural resources.  This debate plays out in print and electronic media, in community forums, and in the pages of scientific and professional journals.  [Read More]

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