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Sheep and nature on the run country

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Kirkpatrick, JB (2007) Sheep and nature on the run country. In: People, sheep and nature conservation: the Tasmanian experience. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, pp. 139-159. ISBN 9780643093720

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Abstract

Sheep grazing regimes, and their interactions with burning regimes, have led to local extinctions in the runs, but most native plant and animal species, including
many that are threatened, coexist with sheep in unimproved country. Some plants even depend on sheep to reduce competition in situations in which it is not possible to allow native herbivores to build up their numbers. Different management regimes in the run country favour different sets of plant and animal species suggesting that there is no one right way to manage runs for nature conservation. This implies a need for spatial heterogeneity in run management
at the landscape scale. In contrast, temporal heterogeneity is undesirable'
as species adapted to the outcomes of one management regime may perform poorly in another.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Page Range: pp. 139-159
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© 2007 CSIRO

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:53
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:36
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