Integrating research and conservation land management - A case study from koala research in St Bees Island National Park

Melzer, A. and Ellis, W. A. (2009). Integrating research and conservation land management - A case study from koala research in St Bees Island National Park. In: 1st Australian Protected Areas Congress (APAC08), Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, (236-241). 24-28 November, 2008.

Author Melzer, A.
Ellis, W. A.
Title of paper Integrating research and conservation land management - A case study from koala research in St Bees Island National Park
Conference name 1st Australian Protected Areas Congress (APAC08)
Conference location Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 24-28 November, 2008
Journal name Australasian Journal of Environmental Management   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1448-6563
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 236
End page 241
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Our 11 year multidisciplinary study of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in St Bees Island National Park provides an understanding of the implications of the strategic use of fire and control of introduced browsers, goat and swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) for the maintenance of Koalas, Koala habitat and eucalypt woodlands within the national park. The research involved a close association with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and their staff. This relationship integrated research, park planning and management. The project is a model for researchmanagement integration, especially in relation to information relevance, relationships and understandable, timely communication of research findings. We propose strategies for more general application of this model.
Subjects 0602 Ecology
06 Biological Sciences
Keyword research-management integration
Koala
Phascolarctos cinereus
protected area management
fire management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation Publications
 
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