Indigenous fire practice protecting the Gibson Desert's biodiversity

10 Oct 2018

Desert myrtle shrubland in Australia's Gibson Desert

Traditional Indigenous burning practices are protecting plant biodiversity in Australia’s Gibson Desert, according to University of Queensland research.

The study analysed how environments dominated by flammable spinifex grasses and fire-sensitive desert myrtle shrubs reacted to wildfires, and to the low-intensity burning practices of the Pintupi people.

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