Effects of European colonization on indigenous ecosystems: post‐settlement changes in tree stand structures in Eucalyptus–Callitris woodlands in central New South Wales, Australia

  title={Effects of European colonization on indigenous ecosystems: post‐settlement changes in tree stand structures in Eucalyptus–Callitris woodlands in central New South Wales, Australia},
  author={Ian D. Lunt and Nigel Jones and Peter G. Spooner and Maree Petrow},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
Aim  There has been considerable debate about pre‐settlement stand structures in temperate woodlands in south‐eastern Australia. Traditional histories assumed massive tree losses across the region, whereas a number of recent histories propose that woodlands were originally open and trees regenerated densely after settlement. To reconcile these conflicting models, we gathered quantitative data on pre‐settlement stand structures in Eucalyptus–Callitris woodlands in central New South Wales… 
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