Australia's Mangroves: an authoritative guide to Australia’s mangrove plants

Duke, Norman (2006) Australia's Mangroves: an authoritative guide to Australia’s mangrove plants. University of Queensland and Norman C. Duke, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Although often under-valued, about 20% of the Australian coastline is occupied by a very special and beneficial habitat of extraordinary trees and shrubs bathed regularly by flooding tides and washing waves.

This practical guide describes, for the first time, each of the highly adapted plants that make up this habitat around Australia, and provides you with the means to easily identify them.

The book includes: 1) descriptions of all 41 Australian mangroves; 2) illustrated keys for easy identification; 3) more than 1000 photographs and icons covering each species; 4) featured artworks by artist, Fran Davies; 5) sections for each State/Territory with contributions from local specialists; 6) a ‘know-your-coast’ manual for community awareness and education; 7) a water-proof key, called the 'Wheel', for use in the field.

This is a book for research, teaching and the eco-minded.

Research Statement

Research Background A personal compilation of data and observations collected over 30 years of research into mangrove plants and their distributions.
Research Contribution This work is based on numerous surveys trips around Australia, combined with data and information gathered from colleagues including those with The Australian Heads of Herbaria and plant collections.
Research Significance This work is the state of current knowledge about about mangrove plants in Australia, and their description, illustration and identification.
Item ID: 34921
Item Type: Book (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-646-46196-0
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Funders: University of Queensland, James Cook University
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 22:51
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060302 Biogeography and Phylogeography @ 30%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 40%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 70%
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