Dr Brett Murphy

Dr Brett Murphy
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Senior Research Fellow
Primary research group: 
Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management
Qualifications: 
BSc(Hons), PhD
Phone: 
(08) 8946 6049

Biography

Brett’s research broadly focuses on how fire has shaped and maintains the biota of Australia’s tropical savanna landscapes, and how contemporary fire regimes can best be managed for biodiversity conservation, especially in relation to declining small mammals and fire-sensitive vegetation communities. He is currently studying: (i) the impact of inappropriate fire regimes on northern Australia's declining small mammals; (ii) recruitment dynamics of savanna trees, and whether functional traits can predict fire responses; (iii) the effectiveness of prescribed burning as a management tool in northern Australian savannas, aimed at decreasing annual fire extent and increasing the abundance of long unburnt habitat; (iv) the environmental controls of fire regimes throughout Australia and the likely impacts of global environmental change.

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Amanda Lilleyman
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