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Title

Macropod studies at Wallaby Creek III. The effect of fire on pasture utilization by macropods and cattle
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Colin J. Southwell; Peter J. Jarman
Publication Year: 1987

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Australia
  • cattle
  • fire
  • grassland
  • grazing
  • kangaroo
  • pyric herbivory
  • wallabies
Region(s):
  • International
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Record Last Modified: November 12, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 18041

Description

Utilisation of pasture in relation to time since burning occurred was assessed on a monthly basis for 16 months, for three species of macropodids and cattle. Utilisation by the eastern grey kangaroo, red-necked wallaby and cattle increased after burning, but the magnitude and particularly the timing of the responses differed between species. Burning did not affect utilisation by the whiptail wallaby. Differential preferences for and utilisation of regrowth pasture, and interference interactions between cattle and macropods, are suggested as possible reasons for the differing responses.

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Citation:
Southwell, Colin J.; Jarman, Peter J. 1987. Macropod studies at Wallaby Creek III. The effect of fire on pasture utilization by macropods and cattle. Australian Wildlife Research 14(2):117-124.