Australian rainforests in a global context

Stork, Nigel E., Goosem, Stephen, and Turton, Steven M. (2008) Australian rainforests in a global context. In: Stork, Nigel E., and Turton, Stephen M., (eds.) Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. Blackwell Publishing, Carlton, VIC, Australia, pp. 4-20.

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[Extract] Moist tropical rainforests cover approximately 6-7% of the surface of the globe and occur in a band about 15-20° either side of the equator. Typically they receive more than 2000 mm precipitation a year and although they may frequently experience a dry season, this is often punctuated by periods of heavy rainfall. These forests are typified by their evergreen nature, although some species of trees can be deciduous. Longer and drier dry seasons inevitably produce tropical dry forests, with most tree species being deciduous. Throughout this book when authors refer to rainforests they are referring to moist tropical rainforests.

Item ID: 7406
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5643-1
Keywords: rain forests; ecological processes; restoration; conservation; biodiversity; management
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 23:42
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 25%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961306 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 25%
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