From the text ... 'The effects of fire on vegetation, and some small mammals, macropods and birds in wet and dry sclerophyll forests were studied. Regeneration after fire was primarily from soil-stored seed in wet sclerophyll forest and from subterranean rootstocks in dry sclerophyll forest. Soil-stored seed apparently occurred in dry sclerophyll forest, but fire in this community is rarely intense enough to promote germination. Temporary removal of vegetation cover by fire resulted in the disappearance of the small mammals. Recolonisation took place when vegetation recovery had commenced. Less disturbance was evident for macropods. Birds showed surprisingly small changes following fire with a tendency for populations to increase to above pre-fire levels in the first or second year after burning.' © The Ecological Society of Australia.