Grasslands are highly restricted ecosystems in the Wet Tropics, with remnants sparsely distributed or confined to specific areas where management regimes have been favourable to their survival. Their sensitivity to environmental change renders them susceptible to degradation and loss.
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communities play an important part of the hydrological
regime of river basins, and their removal leads to
increased concentration of flood flows with consequent
streambank erosion and heightened flood events. The
sedgelands provide habitat value to a broad range of fauna
species and are important regulators of nutrient loads on
flood plain systems.