Andrew Bennett is a wildlife and landscape ecologist based at La Trobe University and the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research. His research investigates how wildlife respond to landscape changes associated with human land use, including the effects of fire. Recently he and colleagues have worked with DELWP and Parks Victoria on an experimental project investigating the effects of planned burns in box-ironbark forests in the Rushworth forest block.
Andrew spoke in the session Framing the questions speaking about the nature of fires and impacts on biodiversity.
Andrew also contributed to Looking at the landscape: an exploration of places, values and perspectives on Saturday afternoon. This session involved a field trip to Mt Tarrengower, and then through the Muckleford Forest looking at past fires, their impact and ecological recovery.