Modeling rates of life form cover change in burned and unburned alpine heathland subject to experimental warming
James S Camac, Richard J Williams, Carl-Henrik Wahren, Frith Jarrad, Ary A Hoffmann, Peter A Vesk
OECOLOGIA | SPRINGER | Published : 2015
This research was funded through Australian Research Council Linkage Grants, partnered through the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Parks Victoria and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environment Decisions (CEED) and Holsworth Wildlife Research Committee also supported this research. J. S. C. was a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award. Monica Camac, Shona Arber, Deborah Cargill, Seraphina Cutler, Bradley Farmilo, Lauren Keim, Katherine Giljohann, Annie Leschen, Luke O'Laughlin, Matthew Richardson, Linda Riquelme, Paul Smart, Karen Stott, Freya Thomas and Emma Warrenall aided in data collection. Special thanks to William Morris, Chris Jones and John Baumgartner for modeling advice and Warwick Papst for logistics. Lastly we thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments on this manuscript. The experiment and long-term monitoring was conducted in accordance with current Australian laws. This research was conducted under Parks Victoria permit number 10005232.