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Rangelands include all those environments where natural ecological processes predominate and where values and benefits are based primarily on natural resources. They are areas which have not been intensively developed for primary production. The rangelands of the semi-arid and arid zones cover approximately 75 per cent of the Australian continent and equate broadly with the ‘Outback’. However, rangelands also occur in higher rainfall areas where limitations other than rainfall restrict use to management of the natural landscape.

The Australian Rangeland Society aims to promote the science and art of rangeland management and to foster dialogue between all those with related interests, both nationally and internationally. A full statement of the Society’s objectives may found in the Articles and Memorandum of Association.

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  • Vale David William Goodall AM

    David William Goodall was a scientist of international stature who made a significant contribution to the disciplines that underpin the understanding of rangeland ecosystems. He made a substantial contribution to our understanding of Australian vegetation communities, numerical methods, statistical ecology and botany over a career that spanned more than 75 years.

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    Looking to work overseas? The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is currently looking for a Senior Researcher in the Climate Change Group’s Climate Resilience, Productivity and Equity in the Drylands Team.

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