Landscape and Vegetation Ecology of the Kakadu Region, Northern Australia

Landscape and Vegetation Ecology of the Kakadu Region, Northern Australia

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The Kakadu reg10n of northern Australia is swarming over the landscape with their meters steeped in cultural history and natural grandeur. and notebooks and a vast store of information Over the past few decades the rich cultural and was gathered. This book is a summary of the natural heritage of this fascinating region has immense amount of information collected on the become increasingly known to more and more geobotanic features of the region. The cultural people. At the same time as the natural heritage of heritage of the traditional Aboriginal inhabitants the region was being recognised by conser- of the region and the diverse and populous fauna vationists and tourists alike the mineral wealth were also investigated. but both these subjects was being recognised by mining enterprises. warrant their own separate volumes and are not Almost inevitably, the mix of conservation and treated here. Throughout this period of intense scientific mining interests led to conflict that is still not completely resolved. However, much has hap- interest the very nature of the region has changed. pened over the years and we now have a major Besides changes in human habitation the physical and biological environment has come under national park that is largely leased from the Aboriginal traditional owners under a manage- challenge and even threat. We now have more weed species. We no longer have the large ment agreement.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 188 x 261.6 x 12.7mm | 657.72g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1996 ed.
  • 21 Tables, black and white; 208 p.
  • 0792337700
  • 9780792337706

Table of contents

Contributors. Preface. 1. The Kakadu region; C.M. Finlayson, I. von Oertzen. 2. Climate and hydrology; C.V. McQuade, et al. 3. Landform evolution; T.J. East. 4. Terrestrial vegetation; B.A. Wilson, et al. 5. Wetland vegetation; C.M. Finlayson, C.D. Woodroffe. 6. Weed ecology; I.D. Cowie. 7. Plant-animal interactions; A.N. Andersen, R.W. Braithwaite. 8. Impact of feral water buffalo; A.J. Skeat, et al. 9. Fire ecology and management; A.N. Andersen.
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