Ecosystem resilience

We manage fuel and conduct ecological burns to maintain or improve ecosystem resilience. Ecosystem resilience is the environment's ability to bounce back after fire or other disturbances.

To understand the effect of fuel management on ecosystem resilience, we measure and monitor the tolerable fire interval and growth stage structure of the vegetation in areas we treat through our bushfire fuel management program. We also partner with universities and institutes to undertake research to improve how we measure and represent ecosystem resilience. This research includes how to best use the metric geometric mean abundance to represent ecosystem resilience.

Understanding ecosystem resilience is important. The tools below have been developed to help you understand how we measure environmental variables, and the role of the fuel management program in maintaining or improving our natural environment.

How do we measure environmental variables

Page last updated: 26/10/18