PROPONENT: Centralian Land Management Association
FUNDING: Caring for Our Country, Territory Natural Resource Management Board
Rubber Vine is a Weed of National Significance and is regarded as one of the worst weeds found in northern Australia. This is mainly due to its invasiveness, potential to rapidly spread and its economic and environmental impacts.
This leaflet summarises research recently completed in the VRD relating to the use of fire and pastoralism. It covers topics such as using fire to manage pasture, using fire to spell pasture, and using fire to manage woody weeds.
Bowman D.M.J.S., Walsh A., and Milne D. (2001) "Forest expansion and grassland contraction within a Eucalyptus savanna matrix between 1941 and 1994 at Litchfield National Park in the Australian monsoon tropics", Global Ecology and Biogeography, 10 (5) pp. 535 - 548.
This study used aerial photographs to identify changes in forest and grassland patches in a Eucalypt forest at Litchfield National Park. The study area covered more than 3000ha and was split in two by an escarpment that separated a sandstone plateau from lowlands.