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Author Lindenmayer, David.
Title Woodlands, a disappearing landscape / David Lindenmayer, Mason Crane and Damian Michael ; with contributions from Christopher MacGregor and Ross Cunningham ; photos. by Esther Beaton.
Imprint Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., [2005]
©2005

Author Lindenmayer, David.
Subject Forest ecology -- Australia.
Forest conservation -- Australia.
Alt Name Crane, Mason.
Michael, Damian.
MacGregor, Christopher (Ecologist),
Cunningham, Ross.
Beaton, Esther.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 150 pages) : color illustrations, color map
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-149) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Australia's little known woodlands once covered huge areas of the eastern side of our continent. Woodlands are distinguished from forests by the fact that their canopies do not touch, tree heights are usually lower and they usually have a grassy understorey. They support a fascinating and diverse array of birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs, invertebrates and plants, and have been under massive pressure from grazing and agriculture over the past 200 years. In many cases only small remnant patches of some types of woodland survive. Understanding and appreciating woodlands is an important way forwar.
Contents Foreword; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 Australia's woodland heritage; Chapter 2 How a temperate woodland works; Chapter 3 The canopy layer; Chapter 4 The understorey; Chapter 5 The ground layer; Chapter 6 Wetlands, rivers and creeks; Chapter 7 Woodland landscapes; Chapter 8 Woodland management and conservation; Chapter 9 The future; Common and scientific names; Bibliography; Index.
ISBN 0643093168 (electronic bk.)
9780643093164 (electronic bk.)
1283154684
9781283154680
0643090266
9780643090262
OCLC # 65193519
Additional Format Print version: Lindenmayer, David. Woodlands, a disappearing landscape. Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., ©2005 0643090266 (OCoLC)63168686.


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