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Savanna responses to feral buffalo in Kakadu National Park, Australia

Petty, Aaron M.; Werner, Patricia; Lehmann, Caroline E.R.; Riley, Jan E.; Banfai, Daniel S.; Elliott, Louis P.

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Savannas are the major biome of tropical regions, spanning 30% of the Earth's land surface. Tree:grass ratios of savannas are inherently unstable and can be shifted easily by changes in fire, grazing, or climate. We synthesize the history and ecological impacts of the rapid expansion and eradication of an exotic large herbivore, the Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalus), on the mesic savannas of Kakadu National Park (KNP), a World Heritage Park located within the Alligator Rivers Region (ARR)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18929
Source: Ecological Monographs
DOI: 10.1890/06-1599.1

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