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Impact of trampling on bolster heath communities of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania

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Gibson, N (1984) Impact of trampling on bolster heath communities of Mt Field National Park, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 118. pp. 47-68. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The impact of trampling on the alpine bolster heath communities of Newdegate Pass and the Mt Field West plateau (1300-1400 m) were investigated. It was found that in the track vegetation, percentage bare ground was significantly higher, and percentage cover of some taxa and species diversity were significantly lower than in the surrounding undisturbed vegetation. Degradation was measurably worse on sections of the track subject to waterlogging. Implications of these findings for recreational management are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 47-68
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 01:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14017
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