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dc.contributor.authorWeeks, Emily Sherra
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Susan F.
dc.contributor.authorDymond, John R.
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, James D.
dc.contributor.authorClarkson, Bruce D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-26T20:56:33Z
dc.date.available2013-02-26T20:56:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationWeeks, E.S., Walker, S.F., Dymond, J.R., Shepherd, J.D., & Clarkson, B.D. (2012). Patterns of past and recent conversion of indigenous grasslands in the South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, first published online 31 October 2012.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn01106465
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7266
dc.description.abstractWe used recent satellite imagery to quantify the extent, type, and rate of conversion of remaining indigenous grasslands in the inland eastern South Island of New Zealand in recent years. We describe the pattern of conversion in relation to national classifications of land use capability and land environments, and ecological and administrative districts and regions. We show that although large areas of indigenous grasslands remain, grassland loss has been ongoing. Indigenous grassland was reduced in the study area by 3% (70 200 ha) between 1990 and 2008. Almost two-thirds of post-1990 conversion occurred in threatened environments with less than 30% of indigenous cover remaining, primarily in the Waitaki, Mackenzie and Central Otago administrative districts. This conversion occurred primarily on non-arable land. In the Mackenzie and Waitaki districts the rate of conversion in 2001-2008 was approximately twice that in 1990-2001. Opportunities to protect more of the full range of indigenous grasslands lie with the continuing tenure review process in these districts.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Societyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.nzes.org.nz/nzje/en_NZ
dc.rights© New Zealand Ecological Society. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectLand tenureen_NZ
dc.subjectLoss of indigenous habitaten_NZ
dc.subjectRate of habitat lossen_NZ
dc.subjectRemote sensingen_NZ
dc.titlePatterns of past and recent conversion of indigenous grasslands in the South Island, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page127en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38121
pubs.end-page138en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume37en_NZ


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