Micro-patch and community scale spatial distribution of herbaceous cover in a grazed eucalypt woodland

Northup, B.K., Dias, C.D., Brown, J.R., and Skelly, W.C. (2005) Micro-patch and community scale spatial distribution of herbaceous cover in a grazed eucalypt woodland. Journal of Arid Environments, 60 (3). pp. 509-530.

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Abstract

This study described changes in spatial distribution of herbaceous cover in experimental paddocks in a eucalypt woodland of northern Australia after 5 years of different grazing pressures and drought. Herbaceous cover was irregularly distributed, with high cover zones in distinct bands across slopes on paddocks in stable and degrading condition, and irregular patches in a degraded paddock. Size and density of these zones declined with paddock condition, as native perennial tussock grasses were lost and replaced by an exotic stoloniferous grass. Describing disturbance responses of herbaceous cover in this community requires sampling at multiple spatial scales.

Item ID: 14030
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-922X
Keywords: geostatistics; grazing impacts; landscape ecology
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Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2010 10:24
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070399 Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830499 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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