Ecohydrological feedback as a land restoration tool in the semi-arid Brigalow Belt, QLD, Australia

Arnold, Sven, Thornton, Craig and Baumgartl, Thomas (2012) Ecohydrological feedback as a land restoration tool in the semi-arid Brigalow Belt, QLD, Australia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 163 61-71. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2012.05.020


Author Arnold, Sven
Thornton, Craig
Baumgartl, Thomas
Title Ecohydrological feedback as a land restoration tool in the semi-arid Brigalow Belt, QLD, Australia
Journal name Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-8809
1873-2305
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.agee.2012.05.020
Volume 163
Start page 61
End page 71
Total pages 11
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract In this study of native plant communities in the Brigalow Belt – a semi-arid bioregion of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia – an ecohydrological model was designed to investigate the complex feedback relationships existing between plant community traits and soil water dynamics among post-disturbance (i.e. mining and agricultural) landscapes. Two distinct locations (having similar composition and climatic environment, yet different soil water dynamics) were selected to compare the interaction and sensitivity of these traits towards water evaporation from soil or from plant transpiration. The model is constrained by soil physical attributes and climate data monitored at the Brigalow Catchment Study, and plant community parameters were derived using Latin hypercube sampling and pattern oriented modelling.
Keyword Native species conservation
Pattern oriented modelling
Evapotranspiration
Water stress
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 19 June 2012

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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