Forests need decades to recover from fires and logging

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 6, 7, 9, 10

Word Count / Video Length: 386/1:29m

A landmark study has found that forest soils need several decades to recover from bushfires and logging – much longer than previously thought. This short article with accompanying video explains why in an interesting piece that could be used alongside Biological Sciences curriculum looking at Ecosystems as well as Year 10 Earth and Space Sciences looking at Global Systems

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