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Many of our plants and animals have adapted to fires, but now the fires are changing

  • Written by Cris Brack, Associate Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
Many of our plants and animals have adapted to fires, but now the fires are changingEucalypt seeds don't fall far from the tree, meaning repopulating large areas of forest will be difficult. from www.shutterstock.com

Australia is a land that has known fire. Our diverse plant and animal species have become accustomed to life with fire, and in fact some require it to procreate.

But in recent decades the pattern of fires – also...

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