Updated information to that provided in Rangelands 2008 - Taking the pulse
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2011
About the report
Landscape function defines the capacity of landscapes to regulate (i.e. capture and retain, not leak) rainwater and nutrients, the vital resources for plant growth which, in turn, provides food and shelter for fauna. Continued ground-based pastoral monitoring in Western Australia and South Australia allows more recent reporting of change in landscape function over a significant part of the Australian rangelands.