State of the Environment 2011 Committee. Australia state of the environment 2011.
Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Canberra: DSEWPaC, 2011.
Provides a "live" map of Australia from 2000 - 2011 - fractional cover derived from MODIS data from the beginning of 2000 to May 2011. The images are derived from remotely sensed data, showing proportion of bare soil, photosynthetically active vegetation and non-synthetically active vegetation.
Analysis of continental scale vegetation cover over the last decade
This report provides an analysis of a ten year time series of vegetation greenness from data collected by sensors carried on satellites that make regular passes over Australia reveal the extent to which green vegetation cover (greenness) varies in response to fluctuations in rainfall, and major disturbances such as wildfires, cyclones and severe storms.
- Analysis of continental scale vegetation cover over the last decade (PDF - 1,727 KB) | (Word - 3,361 KB)
Assessments of status and trends in soil organic carbon workshop - summary notes
This report provides the Workshop outcomes from a group of experts in soil carbon and land resource assessment which developed an assessment of the state and trends of soil carbon across Australia.
- Assessments of status and trends in soil organic carbon workshop – summary notes (PDF - 630 KB) | (Word - 477 KB)
Connectivity conservation in Australian landscapes
Connectivity conservation areas interconnect protected areas with natural and semi-natural lands, they help maintain large-scale natural Australian landscapes and ecosystem processes and they are a natural biodiversity conservation partner to the National Reserve System. This report provides an overview of connectivity conservation and management of seven large-scale connectivity conservation areas in Australia.
Indigenous land and sea management - a case study
The report provides an overview of Indigenous land and sea management, also referred to as "caring for country".
Status and trends in soil acidification workshop - summary notes
This report provides the Workshop outcomes from a group of experts in soil acidification and land resource assessment, which developed an assessment of the state and trends of soil acidification across Australia.
Wind erosion and land management in Australia during 1940-1949 and 2000-2009
The paper provides the outcomes of a project on wind erosion: quantifying wind erosion across Australia for 1940-1949 and 2000-2009; examining the likely impact of changes in land management on wind erosion in the two periods; and presents annual wind erosion maps across Australia for 2000-2009.
- Wind erosion and land management in Australia during 1940-1949 and 2000-2009 (PDF - 1,933 KB) | (Word - 2,329 KB)
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