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Research on riparian vegetation and livestock grazing. University of Melbourne

Evaluating riparian vegetation condition

After a brief interlude to write posts about some of the things I just find interesting, I am returning to some work from my thesis. In post #1 I described the effect of livestock grazing on the cover of different … Continue reading

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Livestock grazing of riparian vegetation #1

This topic is the core of my PhD and I have a lot to say, so I will let it out slowly and this will be the first of a series of posts. Livestock grazing has attracted the attention of … Continue reading

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Sampling riparian vegetation

There are endless variations to the ways we survey vegetation – and there needs to be. A particular vegetation survey will need to meet specific requirements of accuracy, cost efficiency, relevance and purpose. For example, within the same study site, … Continue reading

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What is vegetation condition?

Enormous amounts of time and money are contributed by researchers, government, the private sector and volunteers to protect or enhance vegetation condition. But what exactly is vegetation condition? Any statement about the condition of something must be made in relation … Continue reading

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On the road to completion…

I must admit I have not been great at keeping this blog up to date, I must appologise to my many loyal followers. There are two reasons for this, firstly, I have taken and am still currently of a leave … Continue reading

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My Research

My PhD research at the University of Melbourne is focused on the analysis of vegetation monitoring data from multiple sources. Comparing monitoring data between two time periods to assess vegetation change is a common process in environmental management and ecology. … Continue reading

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