What Were Pre-European Woodlands Like?

Gibbons, Phil
March 2011
Issues;Mar2011, Issue 94, p46
The article presents a study which examines the forests and woodlands in Australia prior to the European settlement. The study assesses the structural features of forests, environmental variables that cause forest structure variations, and natural disturbances on Australian forests and use statistical models to predict the pre-European status. Result shows that pre-European settlement forest status in Australia contains more small trees in every large trees and is not in park-like structure.


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