Tropical Grasslands (1994) Volume 28, 270273
State and transition models for rangelands.
T.J. HALL1, P.G. FILET2, B. BANKS4 and R.G. SILCOCK3
1Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Roma, 2Emerald and
The Aristida-Bothriochloa community extends from the Eucalyptus melanophloia (silver-leaf ironbark) woodlands with Bothriochloa ewartiana (desert bluegrass) in central Queensland to the E. populnea (box) woodlands with B. decipiens (pitted bluegrass), B. bladhii (forest bluegrass) and Dichanthium sericeum (Queensland bluegrass) in southern Queensland. Soils are predominantly light textured with lesser areas of clays. The summer-dominant rainfall is between 500-700 mm annually. These native pastures are used for beef cattle production.