* Post-fire koala surveys

World Wide Fund for Nature
Eastern Australia

Funded by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (Australia), we have recently completed an assessment of the impact on koalas of the 2019 / 20 fire season. We are able to do this because earlier project work provided us with a large array of contemporaneous (i.e. current koala generation) pre-fire survey data. To undertake this work we quantified changes that have occurred by reassessing koala presence / absence at more than 120 field sites from 6 separate fire grounds distributed between Forster on the NSW mid-north coast and Wardell - Casino on the far north coast. Our report describing the project has been prepared in the form of a scientific publication and has now been submitted for publication in the peer-reviewed literature.