Researchers knew from areas burnt by the 1939 and 1983 fires that Leadbeater’s Possum eventually returns after fire, provided large old trees are present within that regrowth. However, one of the key unknown questions relating to Leadbeater’s Possum was how long after the fires would it be until the possum began returning to burnt areas? In January 2016, after seven years of surveying for Leadbeater’s Possum in burnt forests around the Central Highlands without success, that question was finally answered.Read More
Researchers at The Australian National University, led by Professor David Lindenmayer, have published more than 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and 8 books on the Victorian Central Highlands and Leadbeater’s Possum since 1983. As such, we have provided a scientific response to an Institute of Foresters Australia pamphlet on Leadbeater's Possum and the proposed Great Forest National Park.Read More
"Getting the science out" is a driving aim of our team. We work in complex systems and often the outcomes of our studies are only relayed through academic journals, and presented to funding partners, natural resource management bodies, government agencies and participating landowners.
Now, we want to share our research with the wider community.Read More