After the Megafires: What Next for Australian Wildlife?

Brendan A. Wintle, Sarah Legge, John C.Z. Woinarski

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The 2019–2020 megafires in Australia brought a tragic loss of human life and the most dramatic loss of habitat for threatened species and devastation of ecological communities in postcolonial history. What must be done now to keep impacted species from extinction? What can be done to avoid a repeat of the impacts of such devastating bushfires? Here, we describe hard-won lessons that may also be of global relevance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-757
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number9
Early online date14 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


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