Managing the tree layer
Sharp D.R., and Bowman D.M.J.S. (2004), "Patterns of long-term woody vegetation change in a sandstone plateau savanna woodland, Northern Territory", Journal of Tropical Ecology, 20, pp. 259 - 270.
In this study a time series of aerial photographs were used to assess woody vegetation change at 122 locations on a sandstone-plateau woodland in the Victoria River Region, Northern Territory.
Crowley G.M. (2001) "Grasslands of Cape York Peninsula - a fire-dependent habitat", in Savanna Burning—Understanding and Using Fire in Northern Australia , (eds) R. Dyer, P. Jacklyn, I. Partridge, J. Russell-Smith and R. Williams, Tropical Savannas CRC, Darwin, p.34.
This is a brief article (one page) about the interaction between grasses and woody plants, particularly tea-tree (Melaleuca spp.). It explains with a diagram how different fire regimes can affect the balance between grassland and woody plants.
Dyer R., and Stafford-Smith M. (2003), "Ecological and economic assessment of prescribed burning impacts in semi-arid pastoral lands of northern Australia", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 12, pp. 403 - 413.
Pastoral managers in the savanna region of northern Australia are faced with some difficult short and long term decisions about what grasses should be used for – as fodder for animal production, or as a means of maintaining a tree/grass balance with fire.
by Rodd Dyer, Department of Business, Industry and Development (Primary Industries)
From Managing for Healthy Country in the VRD, Tropical Savannas CRC 2000.