Impacts after four years of experimental trampling on alpine/sub-alpine environments in western Tasmania.

@article{Whinam2003ImpactsAF,
  title={Impacts after four years of experimental trampling on alpine/sub-alpine environments in western Tasmania.},
  author={Jennie Whinam and Nicole M Chilcott},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={339-51}
}
Experimental trials were undertaken over four years to assess the impact of recreational trampling in undisturbed alpine and sub-alpine vegetation communities in the Western Arthur Range, western Tasmania. Data on 'pad' formation due to human trampling were collected using vegetation cover assessments, biomass estimates and detailed cross-sectional surface profiles. In sub-alpine buttongrass and alpine herbfield, prolonged and sustained damage may occur after 100 passes by walkers. The… CONTINUE READING
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