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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 2019

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., Jan 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 25, 1, p. 254-268 15 p.

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Open Access
Earth (planet)

Managing fire for plant and animal conservation: Putting fire to work for conservation requires local knowledge

Kelly, L., Haslem, A. & Murphy, B., Feb 2019, In : Austral Ecology. 44, 1, p. 173-180 8 p., 12604

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Open Access
traditional knowledge

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.

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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.

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fire history

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.

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tree cavities