Native habitat specialist (e.g. bandicoot, antechinus) communities were linked to a higher proportion of heathy woodland habitat in the landscape, as well as more diverse fire mosaics. There was evidence that fragmentation and fire interact to shape communities: for example, introduced species (e.g. fox, black rat) were related to more cleared land, but especially in recently-burnt areas. This highlights their adaptability to disturbed landscapes.
The study concludes that land managers need to consider the underlying land-cover composition and the interactions with fire mosaics and species composition, and that management may need to be tailored depending on the context of land use.
Read the full paper here - Zylinski, S., Swan, M., & Sitters, H. (2022). Contrasting responses of native and introduced mammal communities to fire mosaics in a modified landscape. Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2570