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.

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.

Aim: 
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: 
manipulative experiment
Key Results: 
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.
Treatments: 
Herbivore exclusion fence
Response: 
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.
Models: 
PCA, presence/absence
Locations: 
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT
Response variable : 
counts, species richness, presence/absence
Replication: 
3
Ecosystem: 
grassy woodland
Full Reference: 
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.