Relationships between livestock management and the ecological condition of riparian habitats along an Australian floodplain river

@article{Amy2001RelationshipsBL,
  title={Relationships between livestock management and the ecological condition of riparian habitats along an Australian floodplain river},
  author={J. P. Amy and Alistar I. Robertson},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38},
  pages={63-75}
}
  • J. Amy, A. Robertson
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
Summary 1 Grazing by introduced ungulate livestock is a major form of land use over large parts of Australia. Due to the tendency of stock to concentrate around water, riparian zones and wetlands are heavily impacted by grazing. However, little is known about how effects on riparian habitats vary spatially and with management regimes. We investigated how livestock affected riparian habitats on the Murrumbidgee River in south-eastern Australia. 2 A rapid appraisal index of the… 
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