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Assessing biodiversity outcomes from waterpoint interventions in the patchy, gibber-gilgai arid rangelands

Anita Smyth, Garry Cook, Gary Bastin, Rick Davies, Robert Brandle, Tracy Dawes

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Domestic and feral herbivores need daily access to water during summer, and every few days during winter. The risk to biodiversity and ecosystem function depends on the type of herbivore activity, its intensity, and how long an area is exposed to grazing and seasonal conditions (rainfall). We explore whether waterpoint manipulation is a useful management tool for achieving biodiversity and ecosystem outcomes in the arid grazing lands of remote Australia. We used the ‘gibber gilgai’ systems of the Stony Plains Bioregion in northern South Australia for our case study.”

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Author(s):
Anita Smyth, Garry Cook, Gary Bastin, Rick Davies, Robert Brandle, Tracy Dawes
PublishedJuly 2009
Product Type: 
Final Report
Product Format: 
Report
Publisher: 
Land and Water Australia
Custom Identifier: 
CSE44

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