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The dynamics of the boundary between lowland buttongrass moorland and wet-eucalypt forest in southwest Tasmania. Nature Conservation Report 4/10.

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Marsden-Smedley, JB and Brown, MJ and Reid, JB (2007) The dynamics of the boundary between lowland buttongrass moorland and wet-eucalypt forest in southwest Tasmania. Nature Conservation Report 4/10. In: Buttongrass Moorland Management Workshop, 4-6 July 2007, School of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The plant commonly known as ‘buttongrass’ is
a tussock forming sedge with the scientific
name Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus. The
vegetation in which this species is usually (but
not always) common is also known as
‘buttongrass’ or ‘buttongrass moorland’.
Jarman et al. (1988) provide a definition of
buttongrass moorland vegetation that is
adopted for the purposes of these
proceedings:
• “any treeless vegetation containing
Gymnoschoenus, except communities
where only a few isolated obviously
adventive Gymnoschoenus plants are
present;
• Vegetation in which Gymnoschoenus is
common but which contains widely
spaced emergent trees;
• Small recurring islands (mostly areas less
than about 50 by 50 m) of non-alpine,
treeless vegetation which do not contain
Gymnoschoenus but are surrounded by
communities of the type described above;
small strips of similar vegetation (about
20–30 m wide) which occur along creeks
or in gullies, are also included as
buttongrass vegetation providing that the
above communities border them on
either side.” (Jarman et al. 1988).
These proceedings comprise the opening and
closing presentations, the summaries of the
buttongrass moorland workshop group
discussions, some of the papers presented, as
well as feedback from participants regarding
buttongrass moorland management and
research. Of those papers and posters not
included, most have been published elsewhere
(see bibliography below). Many were
published together in Australasian Plant
Conservation volume 16 (issue number 3), the
Bulletin of the Australian Network for Plant
Conservation. This was a special theme
edition: Buttongrass moorland —
Conservation and management.

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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 01:31
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