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Project Results

All of the more interesting results (photos, videos, frog calls etc) are posted on the ‘Home’ page shortly after the data is collected. This allows the local community and anyone else that’s interested to follow the project’s progress, as it occurs. This information is easily accessed by searching the site.

Searching this website

The information posted on the ‘Home‘ page can be searched using the ‘Categories’ drop-down menu, above. For example, selecting the ‘Birds’ category will display a list of all posts within this category.

The information contained on the various pages of this website, including the ‘Home’ page, can be searched (for words, or phrases) using the ‘Search this site’ box, at right, below the ‘Categories’ search box. For example, searching for the word ‘owl’, will display a link to every post and page that contains the term ‘owl’ (not case sensitive).

Analyzing project information

Towards the end of the year (2011) we will collate the information collected by the project and address some of the questions we originally set out to answer.

  • Has fauna recovery been better, or more rapid, in some areas compared to others?
  • How did the fires impact on different types of fauna eg. larger ground-dwelling mammals, hollow-dependent arboreal birds and mammals, birds of forests and open country?
  • How quickly have different animal populations recovered from the fires?
  • How many different species of fauna have been recorded in the Strath Creek-Flowerdale region since the 2009 fires?

For example, its not surprising that Wombats, that have underground refuge and are large and highly visible, are overall the most recorded species at the remote camera sites. However, it will be interesting to see, at the end of the study, how the recording rate of Wombats varies across the landscape and whether this can be related to the fires. Similarly, it will be interesting to compare the rates at which arboreal mammals were recorded in burnt and unburnt bush.

Go to: Frog Distributions page.

 

 

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