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Aborigine-managed forest, savanna and grassland: Biome switching in montane eastern Australia

Butler, Don W.; Fensham, Rod; Murphy, Brett P.; Bury, Sarah J.; Bowman, David M. J. S.; Haberle, Simon


Aim: To assess hypotheses about the role of anthropogenic fire in the maintenance and origin of a fine-scale vegetation mosaic of rain forest, eucalypt savanna and grassland. Location: Bunya Mountains, subtropical eastern Australia. Methods: A time series of vegetation maps was compiled from historical and recent aerial photography and field surveys. Geospatial models were constructed of environmental domains for rain forest, savanna and grassland, and for areas of biome change. Grassland soils...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Biogeography
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12306


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