Table 1: Species contributing to a total cumulative contribution of 90% for each treatment are listed following SIMPER routine in Primer on floristic data collected in wet and dry season surveys in 2011. The species contributing to the highest abundance is ranked “1” followed by decreasing order. M = mature, R = resprouting, and S = seedling.

Species Control Wet season harvest Wet season burn Dry season harvest Dry season burn
RankContribution (%)RankContribution (%)RankContribution (%)RankContribution (%)RankContribution (%)

Wet season floristic survey
Triodia pungens (M)126.5
Triodia pungens (R)113.6113.3114.6121.7
Triodia pungens (S)314.056.557.66 6.183.7
Bulbostylis barbata 218.1213.349.4212.5313.5
Enneapogon polyphyllus 75.2310.0211.248.0214.4
Sporobolus australasicus 65.849.239.739.9411.6
Chamaesyce drummondii 66.275.493.5
Fimbristylis dicotama 93.275.9113.575.8103.0
Eragrostis tenella 57.885.394.985.7
Eriachne armitii 93.9104.595.0
Aristida ingrata 103.885.0104.856.8
Eragrostis cumingii 113.6
Paspalidium rarum 123.4
Perotis rara 133.0
Digitaria brownii 142.3142.3114.1
Pterocaulon serrulatum 48.3151.2152.2123.8
Aristida holathera 66.156.666.7
Tripogon loliiformis 122.8
Indigofera linnaei 132.4
Corchorus sidoides 133.575.7
Iseilema vaginiflorum 83.4

Dry season floristic survey
Triodia pungens (M)144.1
Triodia pungens (R)116.0411.2129.9123.4
Triodia pungens (S)215.467.8311.467.895.0
Bulbostylis barbarta 312.5212.66 9.4215.1214.5
Enneapogon polyphyllus 311.6211.95 8.9410.6
Sporobolus australasicus 6 5.9410.577.7311.1311.1
Chamaesyce drummondii 5 8.393.6
Aristida ingrata 76.2510.149.067.5
Eriachne armitii 46.984.8112.976.358.6
Pterocaulon serrulatum 94.4
Fimbristylis dicotama 56.1102.510 3.385.2
Paspalidium rarum 112.4
Aristida holathera 122.2113.3
Abutilon otocarpum 131.7
Tephrosia sp.84.5
Iseilema vaginiflorum 122.183.693.1
Eragrostis tenella 93.4
Corchorus sidoides 101.776.4
Enteropogon sp.111.6