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Table 1 Derivation of landsystem units. Vegetation follows the classification of Wilson et al. (1991).

From: A Satellite Analysis of Contrasting Fire Patterns in Aboriginal- and Euro-Australian Lands in Tropical North Australia

Landsystem Type Criteria
Plateau Lying at an elevation above 180 m in the region of the Arnhemland Plateau or consisting of the Wilson et al. vegetation unit “Allosyncarpia ternata closed forest.”
Rolling hills Regions consisting of Wilson et al. vegetation unit “E. dichromophloia, E. miniata low open-woodland with Plectrachne pungens open-hummock grassland understorey” or localized distinct vegetation polygons adjacent to E. dichromophloia and generally following a higher elevation contour (over 90 m).
Floodplain Regions consisting of the following Wilson et al. vegetation units:
• Mangal low closed-forest (Mangroves)
• Melaleuca forest (Paperbark Swamp)
• Melaleuca viridiflora, Eucalyptus low open-woodland with Chrysopogon fallax grassland understorey
• Mixed closed-grassland/sedgeland (Seasonal Floodplain)
• Saline tidal flats with scattered chenopod low shrubland (Samphire)
Lowland Regions consisting of the following Wilson et al. vegetation units and lying at low elevation (below 90 m):
Eucalyptus miniata woodland with grassland understorey
E. papuana, E. polycarpa woodland with grassland understorey
E. tectifica, E. latifolia woodland with Sorghum grassland understorey
E. tetrodonta, E. miniata, E. bleeseri woodland with Sorghum grassland understorey
E. tintinnans low woodland with Sorghum grassland understorey.
• Coastal dune complex.