Managing and conserving grassy woodlands
Managing and conserving grassy woodlands

Edited by S. McIntyre, J.G. McIvor and K.M. Heard


Published in 2002 by CSIRO Publishing, full colour, soft cover, 253 pages


Price $A65.00 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 0643091203 or ISBN 9780643091207

  • Description
  • Table of contents

In eastern Australia, grassy eucalypt woodlands have been under severe pressure from agricultural development, with problems of land degradation and species decline being severe in the cropping lands of south-eastern Australia.


Managing and conserving grassy woodlands describes a set of principles that will enable landholders to optimise productivity without compromising ecological sustainability, and at the same time maintain a substantial proportion of the native flora and fauna. The book provides the technical foundations underpinning the principles and explains the importance of planning at a landscape scale.


Each major principle is addressed in a separate chapter which explains the scientific understanding behind the principle and discusses the issues relating to its practical application. Additional chapters outline the basic ecological concepts underpinning the principles and the responses of landholders who have had the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the principles. For those interested in translating the principles into a property plan, a final chapter explores the steps that can be taken.


Managing and conserving grassy woodlands is intended for those at the interface of disciplinary research and on-ground application, whether they are working in research, regional planning, extension, landcare or land management.


Table of contents





Chapter 1. Understanding grassy woodland ecosystems - J.G. McIvor and S. McIntyre

Chapter 2. Principles for property planning - N.D. MacLeod

Chapter 3. Soils - J.G. McIvor

Chapter 4. Pastures - J.G. McIvor

Chapter 5. Trees - S. McIntyre

Chapter 6. Wildlife and core conservation areas - T.G. Martin and J.L. Green

Chapter 7. Watercourse and riparian areas - N.D. MacLeod

Chapter 8. Barriers and opportunities for adoption - J.L. Green and N.D. MacLeod

Chapter 9. The way forward: from principles to practice - S. McIntyre