The Resource Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia : aims and frequency, Beth Gott

Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia : aims and frequency, Beth Gott

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Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia : aims and frequency
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Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia
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aims and frequency
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Beth Gott
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eng
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Overview of Aboriginal fire management in south east Australia; notes that it is only recently that the impact on the ecology and biodiversity of a region of the thousands of years of Aboriginal fire management has been recognised; cultivation of staple tuberous foods in Victoria by use of fire; for example the yam Disocorea hastifolia, murnong - Microseris lanceolata; fire in dry sclerophyll forest; fire in grasslands; the beneficial effects of digging on the soil; discusses Aboriginal management as a selective factor; argues that managing for biodiversity means knowing what the benchmarks are - i.e. the ecology when Europeans arrived in Australia (which was the biodiversity selected by thousands of years of fire management ) - and that buring for fuel reduction at the same times and intervals that Aboriginal peoples did will preserve biodiversity
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  • Fire management
  • Aboriginal Australians
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Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia : aims and frequency, Beth Gott
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Bibliography : p. 1207-1208
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p. 1203-1208
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Aboriginal fire management in south-eastern Australia : aims and frequency, Beth Gott
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. 1207-1208
Extent
p. 1203-1208

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