Vegetation of Australia's desert river landscapes

Capon, Samatha J., Porter, John, and James, Cassandra S. (2016) Vegetation of Australia's desert river landscapes. In: Capon, Samatha J., James, Cassandra S., and Reid, Michael, (eds.) Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: biology, ecology and management. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 239-258.

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Abstract

[Extract] Australia is renowned for being the driest inhabited continent on Earth and ‘a land of droughts and flooding rains’ (Dorothea Mackellar). Over one-third of Australia’s land area can be considered ‘arid’ and a further third ‘semi-arid’ (Martin 2006). Importantly, these areas are characterised not just by extended periods of low rainfall but also extremely patchy and unpredictable rainfall that sometimes produces enormous floods, driving some of the most expansive and dynamic riverine landscapes in Australia and the world.

Item ID: 54393
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-643-09631-8
Keywords: arid, wetland, vegetation, diversity, Australia
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 04:57
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060204 Freshwater Ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960811 Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960807 Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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