Bioturbation by a reintroduced digging mammal reduces fuel loads in an urban reserve: dataset

Dataset

Description

These data were used in the following research article:
Ryan CM, Hobbs RJ and Valentine LE (in press) Bioturbation by a reintroduced digging mammal reduces fuel loads in an urban reserve. Ecological Applications.

We examined how the reintroduction of a medium-sized native Australian digging marsupial bandicoot, quenda (Isoodon fusciventer), in an urban reserve in Perth, Western Australia, altered microhabitat and surface fuel loads. The amount of digging by quenda, microhabitat and litter loads were measured and estimated in open plots (that allowed quenda access) and closed plots (fenced to exclude quenda). Estimated surface fuel loads were subsequently used to estimate rate of fire spread (ROS) under different fire conditions.
Date made available30 Sep 2019
PublisherThe University of Western Australia
Temporal coverage1 Apr 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
Date of data productionApr 2017 - Jun 2017
Geographical coverageCraigie Bushland, Perth, Western Australia

Keywords

  • bandicoot
  • ecosystem engineer
  • fire management
  • fire regime
  • plant-animal interactions
  • reintroduction
  • quenda
  • 060208 Terrestrial Ecology
  • 050102 Ecosystem Function

Cite this

Valentine, L. (Creator), Ryan, C. (Creator), Hobbs, R. (Creator)(30 Sep 2019). Bioturbation by a reintroduced digging mammal reduces fuel loads in an urban reserve: dataset. The University of Western Australia. Ryan_et_al_Ecological_Applications_Quenda_digging_and_fuel_loads_dataset(.xlsx). 10.26182/5d77392100f4d