The vegetation patterns of the kwongan vegetation of South-West Western Australia

Paul Macintyre

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The kwongan is widely recognized for its diversity, but the structure and patterns of this diversity has not been adequately identified. Using meta-analysis of existing studies, the vegetation was classified into a system describing the whole extent which was used as a base for an assessment of machine-learning approaches examining the utility of both remotely sensed and potential natural vegetation methods in identifying the patterns of the kwongan in the form of a vegetation map. This resulted in the creation of the finest scale map of the kwongan vegetation to date, highlighting the utility of such approaches in other areas.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mucina, Laco, Supervisor
  • van Niekerk, Adriaan, Supervisor
  • Renton, Michael, Supervisor
  • Dobrowolski, Mark, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date5 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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