Savannas are treed landscapes dominated by grass. In tropical Australia, most savannas have limited production value, so have escaped the development that has ravaged landscapes further south. But pressure is mounting for the expansion and intensification of agriculture in the north. This elegant little book explains the role of trees in savannas, and the overwhelming reasons for keeping them there, as well as the history and reasons for the tree clearance that has occurred.
Beringer J., Hutley L.B., Tapper N.J., Coutts A., Kerley A., and O'Grady A.P. (2003) "Fire impacts on surface heat, moisture and carbon fluxes from a tropical savanna in northern Australia", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 12 pp 333 - 340.