The increasing density of shrubs and trees across a landscape

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dc.contributor.author Macinnis-Ng, Catriona en_US
dc.contributor.author Eamus, Derek en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:12:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009004636 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Macinnis-Ng Catriona and Eamus Derek 2009, 'The increasing density of shrubs and trees across a landscape', Land and Water Australia, Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-9806611-2-5 en_US
dc.identifier.other R2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16730
dc.description.abstract Woody thickening is a global phenomenon whereby the density of trees and woody shrubs is increasing in the landscape. Although most commonly seen in arid and semi-arid landscapes, it also occurs in other environments. This process has a number of impacts on landscape function. Woody thickening can be a naturally occurring phenomenon but is being enhanced by climate change, changes in fire regimes and other human land use activity. Woody thickening influences carbon storage and carbon accounting by increasing the biomass present in a landscape. Water balances are impacted through increases in evapotranspiration, which leaves less water available for stream flow. Nitrogen cycling is also affected. Furthermore, reduced grass growth results in less food production for livestock. Woody thickening may play a role in ameliorating salinisation of soil and groundwater by preventing rises in water tables. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Land and Water Australia en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://lwa.gov.au/files/products/innovation/pn30131/pn30131_0.pdf en_US
dc.title The increasing density of shrubs and trees across a landscape en_US
dc.parent en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050200 en_US
dc.personcode 980151 en_US
dc.personcode 000006 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Land use change Woody thickneing en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 000006 en_US


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