Fire-affected invertebrate priority species and management response – Interim report

Date: 01, Jun, 2021
Author(s):   Jess Marsh, Payal Bal, John Woinarski, Libby Rumpff, Hannah Fraser
Publisher: TSR Hub

This project sought to compile a justified list of the most fire-affected invertebrate species, based initially on spatial analysis that estimated the proportional overlap of species’ ranges (derived from a vetted collation of many distributional databases) with the extent of fires of varying severity. From available literature and expert knowledge, we then compiled information on ecological and other traits for all species with high fire overlap, to inform an assessment of the likely impact of these fires on individual species, and to identify conservation management priority responses. We will report these results at national, state/territory and regional level.