Dynamics in tropical sandstone vegetation in north-west Queensland: insights for management

Williams, Paul, Collins, Eleanor, and Crafter, Chris (2007) Dynamics in tropical sandstone vegetation in north-west Queensland: insights for management. Ecological Management & Restoration, 8 (2). pp. 143-144.

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Abstract

Long unburnt sandstone woodland sites had lower species diversity than recently burnt sites. Diversity declined with years since fire in recently burnt sites, but was stable in long unburnt sites. The decline in species diversity in recently burnt sites was the result of senescence of short lived, fire promoted herbs and shrubs. Spinifex cover was less in the long unburnt sites, suggesting it may reach a maximum and then decline after nutrients are used up by plant material.

Item ID: 17640
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
Keywords: fire management, spinifex dynamics, sandstone
ISSN: 1442-8903
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 06:54
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960504 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments @ 100%
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