Fire and cattle disturbance affects vegetation structure and rain forest expansion into savanna in the Australian monsoon tropics

June 2017 — Article in Journal of Biogeography 44(10)
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13039

Stefania Ondei, Lynda D. Prior, Tom Vigilante, David M.J.S. Bowman

Aims To detect changes in area and vegetation dynamics of monsoon rain forests in relation to disturbance and an observed wetting trend. Location The Mitchell Plateau and the Bougainville Peninsula (north Kimberley, Australia). Methods Geo‐rectified aerial photographs acquired in 1949 and 1969 and a pre‐existing map from 2005 were used to detect…

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