Provides an account of the drivers that degrade and restore landscape functions in Australia. Ten case studies are presented representing all 10 agro-climatic regions.
(Thackway and Freudenberger 2016)
(Thackway & Specht 2015)
Synthesising the effects of land use on natural and managed landscapes. Science of The Total Environment.
Succinct answers to frequently asked questions of the VAST-2 system. Presents an example of results.
VAST-2 Handbook for recording site-based effects of land use and land management practices on the condition of native plant communities.
Development of VAST-2
Transformation of Australia’s vegetated landscapes: the development of VAST-2. Visiting sabbatical fellowship, ACEAS final project report
Tracking the transformation of vegetated landscapes. TERN newsletter ACEAS final project report
(Yapp, Walker & Thackway 2010)
(Thackway & Lesslie 2008)
(Thackway & Lesslie 2006)
Reporting vegetation condition using the Vegetation Assets, States and Transitions (VAST) framework. Ecological Management & Restoration
Overview of VAST
(Thackway & Lesslie 2005)
Reporting vegetation condition using the Vegetation Assets, States and Transitions (VAST) framework. Bureau of Rural Sciences
INTEGRATING VAST-2 & VAST
Book chapter in 'Landscape ecology' - linking VAST-2 & VAST
Tracking Anthropogenic Influences on the Condition of Plant Communities at Sites and Landscape Scales; in Landscape Ecology - The Influences of Land Use and Anthropogenic Impacts of Landscape Creation. Chapter 6, Intech
Book chapter in 'Biodiversity-in-ecosystems-linking-structure-and-function' - linking VAST-2 & VAST
(Yapp & Thackway 2015)
Responding to Change — Criteria and Indicators for Managing the Transformation of Vegetated Landscapes to Maintain or Restore Ecosystem Diversity; in Biodiversity-in-ecosystems-linking-structure-and-function, Chapter 5. Intech