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Differences in the stand structure of Eucalyptus tetrodonta forests between Elcho Island and Gunn Point, northern Australia

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Bowman, DMJS and Panton, WJ, Differences in the stand structure of Eucalyptus tetrodonta forests between Elcho Island and Gunn Point, northern Australia, Australian Journal of Botany, 41, (2) pp. 211-215. ISSN 0067-1924 (1993) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 1993 CSIRO

DOI: doi:10.1071/bt9930211

Abstract

Eucalyptus tetrodonta dominated open forests occur across the northern coast of the Northern Territory. They typically have a well developed grass understorey, scattered saplings, numerous woody sprouts (ramets) and a conspicuous absence of seedlings (genets). We compared a typical E. tetrodonta stand on Gunn Point with an atypical stand on Elcho Island; the forest on Elcho Island had less grass cover, greater canopy and litter cover, a deeper organic layer and higher densities of seedlings, woody sprouts and saplings than on Gunn Point. Gunn Point had a greater number of large E. tetrodonta trees that were more widely spaced than trees on Elcho Island. The cause of these differences remains unclear.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:69141
Year Published:1993
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2011-04-19
Last Modified:2011-07-28
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