Registered to supervise postgraduate research

20062018
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My 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. I have a strong interest in the resourcing of fire and biodiversity management through the generation of carbon credits, and much of my work builds the knowledge base underpinning the development of carbon accounting methodologies for savanna fire management, especially those relating to biosequestration. I also work on the large-scale (continental to global) distribution of fire (pyrogeography), seeking to understand the drivers of fire activity, its coupling with vegetation, and the likely impacts of global environmental change.

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Research Output 2006 2018

Accuracy of identifications of mammal species from camera trap images: A northern Australian case study

Potter, L. C., Brady, C. J. & Murphy, B. P., 23 Nov 2018, In : Austral Ecology. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

cameras
mammal
traps
mammals
case studies

An experimental test of whether pyrodiversity promotes mammal diversity in a northern Australian savanna

Davies, H. F., Mccarthy, M. A., Rioli, W., Puruntatameri, J., Roberts, W., Kerinaiua, C., Kerinauia, V., Womatakimi, K. B., Andersen, A. N. & Murphy, B. P., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 5, p. 2124-2134 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

savanna
mammal
biodiversity
test
fire history

Biomass consumption by surface fires across Earth's most fire prone continent

Murphy, B. P., Prior, L. D., Cochrane, M. A., Williamson, G. J. & Bowman, D. M. J. S., 6 Nov 2018, In : Global Change Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Fires
Biomass
Earth (planet)
biomass
Carbon

Cyclones, fire, and termites: The drivers of tree hollow abundance in northern Australia's mesic tropical savanna

Woolley, L. A., Murphy, B. P., Radford, I. J., Westaway, J. & Woinarski, J. C. Z., 1 Jul 2018, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 419-420, p. 146-159 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

tree cavities
termite
Isoptera
savanna
cyclone

Declining populations in one of the last refuges for threatened mammal species in northern Australia

Davies, H. F., Mccarthy, M. A., Firth, R. S. C., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Gillespie, G. R., Andersen, A. N., Rioli, W., Puruntatameri, J., Roberts, W., Kerinaiua, C., Kerinauia, V., Womatakimi, K. B. & Murphy, B. P., 2018, In : Austral Ecology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

refuge
mammal
mammals
rats
extinction