The increasing density of shrubs and trees across a landscape

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dc.contributor.author Macinnis-Ng, CM
dc.contributor.author Eamus, D
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:12:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation 2009, pp. 1 - 16
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9806611-2-5
dc.identifier.other R2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16730
dc.description.abstract Woody thickening is a global phenomenon whereby the density of trees and woody shrubs is increasing in the landscape. Although most commonly seen in arid and semi-arid landscapes, it also occurs in other environments. This process has a number of impacts on landscape function. Woody thickening can be a naturally occurring phenomenon but is being enhanced by climate change, changes in fire regimes and other human land use activity. Woody thickening influences carbon storage and carbon accounting by increasing the biomass present in a landscape. Water balances are impacted through increases in evapotranspiration, which leaves less water available for stream flow. Nitrogen cycling is also affected. Furthermore, reduced grass growth results in less food production for livestock. Woody thickening may play a role in ameliorating salinisation of soil and groundwater by preventing rises in water tables.
dc.publisher Land and Water Australia
dc.title The increasing density of shrubs and trees across a landscape
dc.type Report
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.publocation USA
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
dc.for 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.personcode 000006
dc.personcode 980151
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2010-04-20
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Perth, Australia
dc.description.keywords Land use change Woody thickneing
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - C3
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)


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