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- Stokes, C.J.; Yeaton, R.I.; Bayer, M.B.; Bestelmeyer, B.T.
- Rangeland journal 2009 v.31 no.4 pp. 385
- rangelands; environmental monitoring; environmental degradation; range management; landscape ecology; landscapes; spatial data; plant communities; sward; grazing; shrublands; ground vegetation; vegetation structure; vegetation cover; canopy; plant density; Southern Africa
- ... When choosing which environmental attributes to monitor in assessing disturbance, it is important to consider not only which metric will provide the most sensitive indicator of disturbance, but also the spatial considerations of where in the landscape that metric will be most responsive to change. Degradation in landscapes is often unevenly expressed because: (i) disturbance is spatially localised ...