Quaternary Vegetation in Australia

Scott David Mooney, Jeffrey Mark Sniderman, Peter Kershaw, Simon Graeme Haberle, Jessica Roe

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Abstract

Australian Vegetation has been an essential reference for students and researchers in botany, ecology and natural resource management for over 35 years. Now fully updated and with a new team of authors, the third edition presents the latest insights on the patterns and processes that shaped the vegetation of Australia. The first part of the book provides a synthesis of ecological processes that influence vegetation traits throughout the continent, using a new classification of vegetation. New chapters examine the influences of climate, soils, fire regimes, herbivores and aboriginal people on vegetation, in addition to completely revised chapters on evolutionary biogeography, quaternary vegetation history and alien plants. The book's second half presents detailed ecological portraits for each major vegetation type and offers data-rich perspectives and comparative analysis presented in tables, graphs, maps and colour illustrations. This authoritative book will inspire readers to learn and explore first-hand the vegetation of Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Vegetation
EditorsDavid A. Keith
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter3
Pages63-88
Number of pages25
Edition3rd
ISBN (Print)9781107118430
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

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