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Aboriginal fire use in Australian tropical savannas: Ecological effects and management lessons

Tom Vigilante, Brett P. Murphy, David M. J. S. Bowman, Mark A. CochraneJanuary 2009 — Chapter from book Tropical Fire Ecology (pp.143-167) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77381-8_6In book: Tropical Fire Ecology (pp.143-167) Aboriginal people share a consistent landscape-burning practice across the vast Northern Australian savanna region. The practice is spatially and seasonally diverse and has been widely applied to manage …

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Contemporary landscape burning patterns in the far North Kimberley region of north-west Australia: Human influences and environmental determinants

Tom Vigilante, David M. J. S. Bowman, Rohan P Fisher, Cameron YatesJuly 2004 — Journal of Biogeography 31(8):1317 – 1333Access the paper — DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2004.01104.x This study of contemporary landscape burning patterns in the North Kimberley aims to determine the relative influences of environmental factors and compare the management regimes occurring on Aboriginal lands, pastoral leases, national …

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Effects of fire history on the structure and floristic composition of woody vegetation around Kalumburu, North Kimberley, Australia: A landscape-scale natural experiment

January 2004 — Australian Journal of Botany 52(3)DOI: 10.1071/BT03156Tom Vigilante, David M. J. S. Bowman Indigenous landscape burning is practiced around remote communities in the Kimberleys but has been replaced by wildfires across uninhabited areas. A landscape-scale natural experiment was established to investigate the effects of these different fire histories (derived from a 10-year Landsat remote-sensing …

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Effects of individual fire events on the flower production of fruit-bearing tree species, with reference to Aboriginal people’s management and use, at Kalumburu, North Kimberley, Australia

January 2004 — Australian Journal of Botany 52(3)DOI: 10.1071/BT03157 Tom Vigilante, David M. J. S. Bowman This study used a number of landscape-scale natural experiments to investigate the influence of individual fire events on the reproductive output of key fruit-bearing woody species [Buchanania obovata Engl. (two leaf forms), Persoonia falcata R.Br., Planchonia careya (F.Muell.) Knuth, Syzygium …

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Patterns of landscape fire and predicted vegetation response in the North Kimberley region of Western Australia

January 2003 — International Journal of Wildland Fire 12(4)DOI: 10.1071/WF03021 Rohan P Fisher, Tom Vigilante, Cameron Yates, Jeremy Russell-Smith The paper reports on the development of a decadal fire history, 1990–1999, derived from Landsat imagery, and associated assessment of landscape-scale patterns, in a remote, sparsely human-populated region of the high rainfall zone of monsoonal north-western Australia. …

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Analysis of Explorers’ Records of Aboriginal Landscape Burning in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia

December 2002 — Article in Australian Geographical Studies 39(2):135 – 155DOI: 10.1111/1467-8470.00136 Tom Vigilante The accounts of explorers and colonists in the Kimberley region of Western Australia were searched to find records of landscape burning by Aborigines. Analyses of these records provide estimates of the spatial and temporal patterns of fire across the region in historic …

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