Surprisingly fast recovery of biological soil crusts following livestock removal in southern Australia
Cassia F Read, David H Duncan, Peter A Vesk, Jane Elith
Journal of Vegetation Science | WILEY | Published : 2011
Awarded by ARC
We especially thank Claire Moxham (DSE) for site identification, field assistance and for interviewing landholders with Rhiannon Apted. Matt White and personnel from Greening Australia, DPI and the North Central CMA assisted with site selection, and Felicia Pereoglou assisted with fieldwork. Numerous landholders and Parks Victoria allowed us to conduct surveys on their properties, and Birchip Cropping Group assisted with landholder engagement. The soil analyses were performed by CBSP Laboratories, Bibra Lake, Western Australia. The comments and suggestions of Matt Bowker and an anonymous reviewer greatly improved an earlier version of this manuscript. This project was supported by the Holsworth Wildlife Research Fund, North Central and Mallee CMAs through Natural Heritage Trust and the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality, and the Victorian State Government initiative 'Our Rural Landscapes'. Jane Elith was funded by ARC grant DP0772671 and the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis.