Post-fire impact assessment for priority frogs

Date: 09, Nov, 2020
Author(s):   Ben Scheele
Publisher: TSR Hub

The impact of fire on Australian frogs, especially threatened species, is poorly known. This project aims to provide new knowledge on frog responses to fire through targeted on-ground surveys focusing on the Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage areas. It will also draw on previous and ongoing NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub research on threatened species monitoring to help establish or modify monitoring programs in the aftermath of the 2019–20 fires. This project will help facilitate a robust assessment of fire impact on frogs, guiding management responses and evaluations of extinction risk, while also establishing a knowledge base to ensure improved preparedness for future fires.