Tropical Grasslands (1994) Volume 28, 260265
State and transition models for rangelands.
T.G.H. STOCKWELL1, R.T. ANDISON1, A.J. ASH2, J.A. BELLAMY3 and R.M. DYER4
1Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Katherine, NT, Australia
This paper describes the development of state and transition models for pastoral management of the golden beard grass (Chrysopogon fallax) and limestone grass (Enneapogon spp.) pasture lands in the north-west of Australia. The models were developed with the specific aims of: describing the effects of management and seasonal conditions on botanical composition; providing a practical and effective tool to enhance management of the pasture types for grazing; and providing a tool to enhance communication of range management practices and principles between producers, extension officers and research workers.