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Biomass estimation of a Banksia-Eucalyptus-Melaleuca woodland on the Swan Coastal Plain

Whipple, P., Bell, R. and Ladd, P.G. (2007) Biomass estimation of a Banksia-Eucalyptus-Melaleuca woodland on the Swan Coastal Plain. In: 11th International Mediterranean Ecosystems (MEDECOS) Conference (2007), 2 - 5 September, Perth, Western Australia.

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Abstract

Whiteman Park is a 4,200 ha conservation and recreation reserve situated approximately 16 km NE of the Perth CBD. Within the Park there exists a 930 ha area of relatively undisturbed bushland that has been set aside as a conservation reserve. The vegetation of the Park is a mixture of Banksia, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca woodlands, which have been classified by Mattiske and Associates (1989) into seven broad vegetation types based on Havel (1976). As part of a proposed conservation initiative attempting to enhance mammal biodiversity, Whiteman Park management wishes to construct a feral animal-proof fence around the conservation reserve and to re-introduce a selection of locally extinct mammal species (Bancroft 2005). Concern over the possible negative impact of mammal reintroduction on vegetation mass has prompted the need to document the above-ground vegetation biomass of the conservation reserve.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16283
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