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Australian Vegetation

Edited By: RH Groves

580 pages, 31 half-tones, 51 line diagrams, 45 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 1994 | Edition: 2 | #32322 | ISBN: 0521424763
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Hardback | Jul 1994 | Edition: 2 | #3214 | ISBN: 0521414202
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Australia has many different types of vegetation, some of which, such as those dominated by Eucalyptus, differ greatly from vegetation in other regions of the world. Chapters in this book describe all the major types of natural vegetation, and also introduce the reader to plan geography and vegetation history of the Australian region.

'! anyone with an interest in Australia and its vegetation, or in various general questions in ecology raised in seeking to understand processes within it, should use it.' Annals of Botany 'For all interested in the exceptional vegetation of this continent from the point of view of botanical 'tourism' or because of performing research work in the country, the book presents an excellent updated summary of literature of the relevant topics and a short, comprehensive introduction into the types of vegetation.' Manfred Kuppers, Journal of Plant Physiology


List of contributors; Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; Acknowledgements; Map to show the natural vegetation of Australia; Part I. Introduction: 1. Phytogeography of the Australian region B. A. Barlow; 2. Quaternary vegetation history J. R. Dodson; 3. Alien plants P. W. Michael; Part II. Major Vegetation Types: 4. The rainforests of northern Australia L. J. Webb and J. G. Tracey; 5. Southern rainforests J. R. Busby and M. J. Brown; 6. Tall open-forests D. H. Ashton and P. M. Attiwill; 7. Patterns and processes in open-forests of Eucalyptus in southern Australia A. M. Gill; 8. Woodlands A. N. Gillison; 9. Acacia open-forests, woodlands and shrublands R. W. Johnson and W. H. Burrows; 10. Eucalyptus scrubs and shrublands R. F. Parsons; 11. Heathlands R. L. Specht; 12. Chenopod shrublands J. H. Leigh; 13. Natural and derived grasslands J. J. Mott and R. H. Groves; Part III. Vegetation of Extreme Habitats: 14. Saltmarsh and mangrove P. Adam; 15. Aquatic vegetation of inland wetlands M. A. Brock; 16. Alpine and subalpine vegetation R. J. Williams and A. B. Costin; 17. Coastal dune vegetation P. J. Clarke; Part IV. Conservation of Vegetation: 18. Biodiversity and conservation R. L. Specht; Index.

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