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Monitoring the impact of feral horses on vegetation condition using remotely sensed fPAR: A case study in Australia's Alpine Parks

Porfirio, Luciana; Lefroy, Ted; Hugh, Sonia; Mackey, Brendan


Throughout the world, feral horses (Equus caballus) are causing environmental degradation and a decline in ecological integrity. Evidence from scientific monitoring is needed to inform the public debate and help land managers make informed decisions. We used field observations of vegetation condition at a network of sites in the Australian Alps where horses were present or absent. The data were combined with the remotely -sensed fraction of photosynthetic active radiation (fPAR) and topographic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Parks: the international journal of protected areas and coservation
DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2017.PARKS-23-2LLP.en


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