Examine the present status of the grassland vegetation in three areas in which exclosures have provided protection from grazing since 1979 and compare the status with that in 1982-83.
Type of Study:
Some plants declined, others increased under high kangaroo grazing. Height and seeding rates declined for many species, with implications for habitat quality for other wildlife.
Herbivore exclusion fence
If Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is to be more than just a show place for the grey kangaroo, it appears that more control of the population is needed to ensure the maintenance of suitable habitats for other wildlife species.
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT
Response variable :
counts, species richness, presence/absence
Neave, H. M. and M. T. Tanton (1989). "The Effects of Grazing by Kangaroos and Rabbits on the Vegetation and the Habitat of Other Fauna in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Australian-Capital-Territory." Australian Wildlife Research 16(3): 337-351.