Ecology an Australian perspective

2003, Ecology an Australian perspective. Edited by Attiwill, Peter and Wilson, Barbara, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Ecology an Australian perspective
Editor(s) Attiwill, Peter
Wilson, Barbara
Publication date 2003
Total pages xxxi, 648 p.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of Publication South Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Ecology -- Australia -- Textbooks
Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Textbooks
Summary This is the first ecological text that deals comprehensively with ecological principles and practice in an Australian context, with wholly Australian examples. There are four sections, dealing with the basics of climate soils and energy flows, major communities, the discipline itself, and major issues.
Notes Contents: 1. Ecology in Australia -- 2. The evolution of Australia's living biota -- 3. Climate -- 4. Soils -- 5. Carbon flow, energy transformations, and productivity -- 6. Population characteristics and dynamics -- 7. Population control, regulation and extinction -- 8. Life-history strategies -- 9. Species interactions: direct effects -- 10. Species interactions: indirect effects -- 11. Ecological diversity -- 12. The niche -- 13. Success, disturbance, and fire -- 14. Classification of plant communities -- 15. The ecology of Australian deserts -- 16. Grasslands -- 17. Heaths and low open-forests -- 18. Evolutionary convergence and sclerophylly in Mediterranean regions -- 19. Woodlands and open-forests of Eastern Australia -- 20. Monsoonal tropical Australia -- 21. Forests -- 22. Alpine landscapes -- 23. Lakes and rivers -- 24. The intertidal zone -- 25. Indigenous land use -- 26. Biodiversity, extinction, and threats -- 27. Habitat fragmentation -- 28. Pest plants and animals -- 29. Salinity -- 30. Global climate change -- 31. El Niño -- 32. Ozone depletion in Australia and the Antarctic -- 33. Conservation policy in Australia -- 34. Sampling and experimental design -- Glossary.
ISBN 019551162X
Language eng
Field of Research 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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