Coast Banksia occurs in the EVCs Coast Dune Scrub Mosaic (EVC 1), Coastal Banksia Woodland (EVC 2) and Riparian Scrub Complex (EVC 17).
There was little recruitment in the four to eight years after the fire and comparatively little change in size of plants or percent cover, suggesting that the decline of Coast Banksia was continuing.
Unlike Coast Banksia, Saw Banksia regenerated well.
Populations of Coast Banksia have been subject to die-back in many locations from the Mornington Peninsula to the Prom.
It highlighted the vulnerability of one species, Coast Banksia. It may be useful to correlate vegetation composition with small mammal populations.
Data for canopy of Coast Banksia in burnt and unburnt 20 m x 20 m quadrats where this species was recorded (n) and the mean of each measurement (N: number of plants; D: Domin scale; Min: minimum height; Max: maximum height).
Table 3 shows that in 2006/7 60 per cent of the mature Coast Banksias were dead.