Bibliography of the 2003 South-eastern Australian bushfires and their effects

Australian Alps Liaison Committee, 2006

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Introduction

In south-eastern Australia there is a complex of largely interlinked ‘national’ parks administered by the governments of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria. Joint governmental programs and projects are administered by the Australian Alps’ Liaison Committee (AALC).

In January and February of 2003 bushfires, covering about 2 million hectares in all, burnt 68% of the Park complex (Gill et al. 2004) which covers an area of 1,600,000 hectares (Coyne, P. 2001, Protecting the Natural Treasures of the Australian Alps, Australian Alps Liaison Committee).

This bibliography resulted from an invitation by the AALC to speak to a Fire Management Workshop at Thredbo, New South Wales, in May 2006. The challenge was to provide an overview of the results of Alps’-relevant research that had been inspired by the extensive fires of early 2003.

This bibliography can be seen as one adding to a previous bibliography of the same region: Incoll, R.D., Lindenmayer, D.B., Mackey, B.G., Gill, A.M., McCarthy, M.A. and Mullen, I.C. (1997). Montane Ash and Associated Cool Temperate Rainforest Environments of South-east Australia. A Bibliography. C.R.E.S., Australian National University.