A Review Of Eight Major Degradation Episodes In The History Of Australia's Rangelands - Can We Prevent The Ninth?

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McKeon, G.M.
Hall, W.B.
Henry, B.K.
Power, S.
Stone, G.S.
Syktus, J.I.
Watson, I.
Day, K.A.
Carter, J.O.
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Australian Rangeland Society
Publication Year: 
2004
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The paper describes lessons learnt from historical degradation episodes in Australia's rangelands. We have recently reviewed eight well -documented episodes and the processes that led to degradation and partial recovery. The dominant features of the degradation episodes were: a) an over -expectation of carrying capacity which damaged the rangeland resource during periods of favourable rainfall and intermittent drought; and b) multi -year sequences of severe and extended drought which revealed and further amplified degradation. ...
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13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs
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Monday, July 5, 2004
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Use this form to cite paper: Anderson, L., van Klinken,R.D.,and Shepherd, D. (2008). Aerially surveying Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) in the Pilbara. In: ‘A Climate of Change in the Rangelands. Proceedings of the 15thAustralian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference’. (Ed. D. Orr) 4 pages. (Australian Rangeland Society: Australia).
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