Mangrove distributions in north-east Australia

Bunt, J.S., Williams, W.T., and Duke, N.C. (1982) Mangrove distributions in north-east Australia. Journal of Biogeography, 9 (2). pp. 111-120.

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The distributions of mangroves recorded in 56 rivers, estuarine inlets and island bays in NE Australia between Rockhamption and Cape York are described, The floristic diversity of the region is substantially greater than indicated in the earlier literature. The new records suggest a close relationship with Papua New Guinea, although the restricted or disjunct distributions of some species suggest a relic situation. Numerical analysis, using classificatory and graph-theory techniques, suggests a relation between freahwater influence and floristic richness; the relative importance of river-flow and rainfall is discussed.

Item ID: 48877
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2699
Keywords: mangrove; plants; biogeography; associations; distribution; north Queensland; Australia; IWP
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 01:09
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060302 Biogeography and Phylogeography @ 30%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060306 Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 40%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 40%
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