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Advances in Ecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 430431, 11 pages
Research Article

Harvesting as an Alternative to Burning for Managing Spinifex Grasslands in Australia

1Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, School of Architecture and Institute of Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
2School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
3School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia

Received 16 April 2014; Revised 5 June 2014; Accepted 16 June 2014; Published 6 July 2014

Academic Editor: Isabelle Bertrand

Copyright © 2014 Harshi K. Gamage et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

After 2-3 years of burning and harvesting of spinifex grasslands, 71 different species belonging to 17 families regenerated both in wet and dry seasons of the year. Most of the species regenerated in the wet season with the exception of seven species which only regenerated in the dry season. The family Poaceae had the highest number of species while the families Fabaceae and Malvaceae ranked second and third in number of species, respectively. All the species recorded were natives with the exception of the introduced pasture grass P. ciliare.

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