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Table 1 Recent fire history for the nine prescribed burn, bushfire, and unburned sites located in three areas on the Swan Coastal Plain north of Perth, Western Australia, Australia, measured each January from 2017 to 2019, inclusive. The date, season, and fuel age when the prescribed burn or bushfire occurred is provided in the initial columns. The total number of bushfires or prescribed burns and seasons when they occurred is then provided. The average interval between bushfires or prescribed burns (events) and the median categories of event type and season are listed in bold text. Burn = prescribed burn, Fire = bushfire, N/A = not applicable, N/D = not determined due to insufficient data, NR = Nature Reserve, SF = State Forest

From: Prescribed burning in a mediterranean-climate region mitigates the disturbance by bushfire to a critical food resource for an endangered bird, the Carnaby’s cockatoo

Area name Event category Date Season Fuel age at event (yr) Average event interval (yr) Number of fires recorded Number of burns recorded Median category Number of events per season Median season
Spring Summer Autumn
Yeal NR Burn 18 Sep 2015 Spring 11 12.3 0 5 Burn 2 0 2 N/D
Fire 22 Nov 2015 Spring 11 11.0 2 3 Burn 3 1 1 Spring
Unburned N/A N/A N/A 13.0 2 3 Burn 3 2 0 Spring
Caraban SF Burn 12 May 2015 Autumn 10 8.2 3 4 Burn 2 4 1 Summer
Fire 01 Jan 2016 Summer 11 10.0 4 2 Fire 2 4 0 Summer
Unburned N/A N/A N/A 9.5 4 1 Fire 1 4 0 Summer
Moore River NR Burn 09 Oct 2014 Spring 12 12.0 1 1 N/D 1 1 0 N/D
Fire 02 Dec 2014 Summer 12 12.0 2 0 Fire 0 2 0 Summer
Unburned N/A N/A N/A 14.0 1 0 Fire 0 1 0 Summer