Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia: aims and frequency
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2005
Journal of Biogeography
Volume 32, Issue 7, pages 1203–1208, July 2005
How to Cite
Gott, B. (2005), Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia: aims and frequency. Journal of Biogeography, 32: 1203–1208. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2004.01233.x
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2005
- land management;
- food staples;
Aim To examine the purpose of burning by Aborigines of south-eastern Australia.
Location South-eastern Australia.
Methods A survey of the ethnography and ecology relating to Aboriginal fire.
Results Ecologists have only recently acknowledged the past history of Aboriginal burning. Its purpose was to maximise plant and animal food resources.
Main Conclusions The seasonal timing and frequency of Aboriginal burning is embedded in various ecosystems.