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dc.contributor.authorStrong, CL
dc.contributor.authorBullard, JE
dc.contributor.authorDubois, C
dc.contributor.authorMcTainsh, GH
dc.contributor.authorBaddock, MC
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:53:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:53:12Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-03-29T06:54:09Z
dc.identifier.issn0140-1963
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.05.032
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37829
dc.description.abstractThe stability of many sand dunes and their interdunes is dependent on vegetation and surface crust cover. When this cover is removed, the sand can be activated and fine sediments deflated making the dunefields into sources of dust. This paper reports the impact of devegetation by wildfire on an interdune in the Simpson Desert, Australia. The fire occurred in 2001 and six years after the event pronounced differences between a pair of burnt and unburnt sites was clearly discernible. The variables examined included vegetation assemblage, cyanobacteria abundance and sediment aggregation, particle-size distribution and colour; but whether they apply to all such situations is uncertain. Rate of recovery has been slow and the differences are likely to have been sustained by a combination of negative feedback processes and climate.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1577
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1581
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Arid Environments
dc.relation.ispartofvolume74
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEarth sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode37
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode419999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode31
dc.titleImpact of wildfire on interdune ecology and sediments: An example from the Simpson Desert, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcTainsh, Grant H.
gro.griffith.authorStrong, Craig
gro.griffith.authorBaddock, Matthew
gro.griffith.authorDubois, Chloe


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