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dc.contributor.authorHill, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorPickering, Catherineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:21:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:21:12Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-05-10T06:48:26Z
dc.identifier.issn03014797en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2008.07.015en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29581
dc.description.abstractExperimental trampling trials using a standardized methodology were undertaken in ten replicate blocks in three vegetation types in an urban reserve in the subtropics of Australia. In each block different intensities of trampling (controls, 10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400 and 500 passes) were applied, and vegetation parameters were measured pre trampling, immediately after trampling and two weeks later. A fern understorey had low resistance to trampling intensity, with reductions in relative vegetation height and cover with as few as 10 passes. A tussock grass understorey showed moderate resistance with reduction in height at 25 passes and cover at 50 passes. A disturbed grassland dominated by lawn grasses had the highest resistance, with reductions in vegetation height at 100 passes, but cover was affected by as few as 10 passes. The resistance indices (number of passes required to reduce vegetation cover by 50%) of three vegetation types were 210, 360 and 860 passes respectively. When these values were compared with those for 52 other vegetation types considerable variation was found within life forms, climatic zones and vegetation types indicating that the response of a specific community may not always be predictable.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03014797en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1305en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1312en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Environmental Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume90en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchImpacts of Tourismen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Impact Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150601en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050204en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205en_US
dc.titleDifferences in resistance of three subtropical vegetation types to experimental tramplingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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