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The aftermath of the Australia bushfires: will the flora recover?

Little red buds poke through the bark of burnt eucalyptus trees in the Blue Mountains. It's been just over a month since the Gospers Mountain fire tore through, but regeneration has begun.

The early signs of recovery are positive, but ecologists are preparing for "a lot of loss" as they begin the challenges of conserving, managing and studying bushfire affected ecosystems.

The director of the Centre for Integrative Ecology at Deakin University, Professor Don Driscoll, said one of the key challenges will be managing unburnt pockets of land.



Thursday, January 16, 2020