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The history and role of fire in the patterned fens—Great Sandy Strait, Queensland


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On-ground work, Research

Case study type


Funding source

Australian Government / NRM

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

28 February 2012

End date

31 August 2012


Research investigates the history and role of fire in the patterned fens of the Great Sandy Strait to determine appropriate fire regimes for their management. This activity includes undertaking and developing a detailed methodology for this research to analyse core samples taken and to compare the results with other relevant data in order to develop management recommendations


The project addresses key knowledge gaps on the physical and ecological processes associated with the formation and function of the patterned fen communities.

The project includes a written report detailing results in a scientific manner with recommendations for future research and fire management strategies. This will be presented to the Patterned Fens Technical Working Group and associated government agencies.


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Last updated: 8 August 2017

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2017) The history and role of fire in the patterned fens—Great Sandy Strait, Queensland, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at:

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