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dc.contributor.authorBerry, Sandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorMackey, Brendanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:34:38Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:34:38Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-018-27139-0en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380088
dc.description.abstractHere we sought a biologically meaningful, climate variable that captures water-energy availability and is suitable for high resolution (250m×250m) modelling of the fraction of photosynthetically active radiation intercepted by the sunlit canopy (FV) derived from a 10-year (July 2000 – June 2010) time series of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Normalized diference vegetation index (NDVI) satellite imagery for Australia. The long-term mean annual evaporation defcit, and mean annual water availability indices all yielded strong linear relationships with mean FV (FV, %). We hypothesised whether some of the scatter about the relationships was related to land-use changes that have disrupted the vegetation-climate-soil equilibrium. Using continental-scale spatial data layers of protected area status and vegetation condition classes we repeated our analyses with restricted datasets. FV of intact native vegetation within protected areas was greater than all modifed vegetation classes. There was a consistent decline in the slopes of the regression relationships with increasing intensity of woody vegetation clearing and livestock grazing. Where native vegetation has been transformed by land use there was a 25% reduction in predicted FV.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter9066en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto13en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScientific Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode059999en_US
dc.titleOn modelling the relationship between vegetation greenness and water balance and land use changeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
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