THE VAST LIBRARY
Succinct answers to frequently asked questions of the VAST-2 system. Presents an example of results. Explanation of how results might be used for reporting and for engaging land managers in how to change vegetation condition by changing land management practices.
Thackway, R. (2014). VAST-2 Tracking the Transformation of Vegetated Landscapes, Handbook for recording site-based effects of land use and land management practices on the condition of native plant communities, Version 3.0, June 2014. Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. The University of Queensland, Brisbane. pp35.
Thackway, R., (2013). Applying a system for tracking the changes in vegetation condition to Australia’sforests. In: Brown, A.G., Wells, K.F., Parsons, M. and Kerruish, C.M. (eds) (2013) Managing our Forests into the 21st Century. Proceedings of national conference, Institute of Foresters ofAustralia, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 4–7 April 2013, pp. 79-91.
VAST-2 SAND MINING POSTER
Overview of VAST-2 system applied in coastal mineral sand dune mining and restoration. Presents a case study for the Bridge Hill Ridge sand mine Myall Lakes, NSW.
VAST-2 FORESTS POSTER
Overview of VAST-2 system applied in native forests. Presents four case studies including Cumberland State Forest, NSW.
VAST-2 vs ONCE-OFF
Tabular summary comparing similarities and differences between the VAST-2 system and other site-based once-off vegetation and habitat scoring systems.
CREDO STATION, WA
Research report describing the application of the VAST-2 system using four sites on Credo Station in Great Western Woodlands, WA. Sites are located in the Salmon Gum Woodlands and Saltbush, Bluebush plant communities.
Here is a link to a suite of VAST-2 documentation, including the handouts, that were provided to participants of the Jillamatong Soils for Life workshop held on 13th November 2013, near Braidwood. The documents are developed to assist land managers compile and assess information of the ecological effects of historical land management on soil landscape using the VAST-2 framework.