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Recovery Of Alpine Herbfield On A Closed Walking Track In The Kosciuszko Alpine Zone, Australia, Pascal Scherrer, Catherine M. Pickering Jan 2006

Recovery Of Alpine Herbfield On A Closed Walking Track In The Kosciuszko Alpine Zone, Australia, Pascal Scherrer, Catherine M. Pickering

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Human use of arctic and alpine environments can result in damage to the natural vegetation and soils. Restoration of the damage can have limited success due to the severity of the environment, which restricts plant germination and growth and increases the potential for soil erosion. In this study, we evaluated the success of restoration of a closed track in the alpine area around continental Australia's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. Vegetation and soils along a 4 km walking track (that was closed and rehabilitated more than 15 yr ago) were compared with the adjacent undisturbed vegetation and soils. There was ...


Quantitative And Qualitative Approaches To Research In Environmental Management, Peter Ashley, William E. Boyd Jan 2006

Quantitative And Qualitative Approaches To Research In Environmental Management, Peter Ashley, William E. Boyd

School of Environment, Science and Engineering Papers

Environmental management straddles the natural and social sciences. The problems it addresses, likewise, are capable of being tackled through both scientific and social research methodologies. Many environmental managers, however, have been educated largely in one or the other discipline, and are likely to favour one area of quantitative, numerically-based, ‘scientific’ or qualitative, value-based, ‘social’ methodologies. Quantitative research is popularly associated with the rational and objective, while qualitative research concerns itself with meaning and values. There is, however, a growing body of literature calling for an integrated approach in which the two research paradigms are perceived as being complementary to each ...


Book Review: M Stark (Ed.), Archaeology Of Asia, William E. Boyd Jan 2006

Book Review: M Stark (Ed.), Archaeology Of Asia, William E. Boyd

School of Environment, Science and Engineering Papers

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First Abundance Estimate Of East Coast Australian Humpback Whales (Megaptera Novaeangliae) Utilising Mark-Recapture Analysis And Multi-Point Sampling, David A. Paton, Lyndon O. Brooks, Daniel Burns, Trish Franklin, Wally Franklin, Peter L. Harrison, Peter R. Baverstock Jan 2006

First Abundance Estimate Of East Coast Australian Humpback Whales (Megaptera Novaeangliae) Utilising Mark-Recapture Analysis And Multi-Point Sampling, David A. Paton, Lyndon O. Brooks, Daniel Burns, Trish Franklin, Wally Franklin, Peter L. Harrison, Peter R. Baverstock

School of Environment, Science and Engineering Papers

No abstract provided.


The Characterisation And Revegetation Of Acid Sulfate Soil Scalds In Eastern Australia, Mark A. Rosicky Jan 2006

The Characterisation And Revegetation Of Acid Sulfate Soil Scalds In Eastern Australia, Mark A. Rosicky

Theses

In this thesis, 2 m cores are examined from 10 acid sulfate soil (ASS) scalds located between the Richmond catchment in the north to the Shoalhaven catchment in the south of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. At 5 of the sites, nearby permanently-vegetated paddock cores were also taken for comparison with the scalded cores. The sites were drained coastal floodplain environments, mainly used for cattle grazing.

The scalds were usually ≤ 20 cm lower than their adjacent vegetated paddocks. The sites (scalded and vegetated) all had low pH values (≤ 4) in the top 1 m of soil and low chloride:sulfate ...