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IMAGES: An integrated model of an arid grazing ecological system

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IMAGES: An integrated model of an arid grazing ecological system: .

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A conceptual model of the pastoral production system within the arid, winter rainfall shrublands of Western Australia is described. The building blocks of this model are pasture-type models which are considered to represent the major productive resource within individual paddocks. A generalised model of such an arid-zone pasture type is described which incorporates the major components of the soil-plant-animal system, and which treats explicitly the effect of herbivores on the condition of the resource. The model has been parameterised for five pasture types based on data from long term exclosures, grazing trials and rangeland monitoring programmes in Western Australia. Validation of the pasture-type models against a range of hypothetical [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Mon Feb 14 17:51:08 CST 2011

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