Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes
Biology, Ecology and ManagementEdited by: Samantha Capon, Cassandra James, Michael Reid
This book highlights the biology, ecology and management of the incredibly diverse riverine vegetation across Australia.
Vegetation communities in Australia's riverine landscapes are ecologically, economically and culturally significant. They are also among the most threatened ecosystems on the continent and have been dramatically altered as a result of human activities and climate change. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes brings together, for the first time, the results of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted over the last few decades into the biology, ecology and management of these important plant communities in Australia. + Full description
The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides context with respect to the spatial and temporal dimensions of riverine landscapes in Australia. The second section examines key groups of riverine plants, while the third section provides an overview of riverine vegetation in five major regions of Australia, including patterns, significant threats and management. The final section explores critical issues associated with the conservation and management of riverine plants and vegetation, including water management, salinity, fire and restoration.
Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes highlights the incredible diversity and dynamic nature of riverine vegetation across Australia, and will be an excellent reference for researchers, academics and environmental consultants.- Short description
This title is no longer available in print, but can still be purchased as an eBook.
"Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes lives true to its name, and provides an in-depth description of the plants and processes that are found in our Australian freshwater environments. Written in a succinct manner and with concise graphs and maps, this text will serve anyone interested in learning more about our riverine landscapes."
Emma Walsh, Wild Melbourne (blog), 12/4/16
"a great current reference for anyone working, interested in or wanting to know more about our iconic riparian landscapes in Australia."
Martin Driver, Australasian Plant Conservation, August 2016
"Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology, and Management is highly recommended reading for land and water managers, researchers and students who have an interest in riverine landscapes. I found the book to be of great value and highly informative."
William Jackson, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 25(4), 2018.
DetailsePDF | April 2016
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ePUB | April 2016
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- A comprehensive, expertly written scientific review of the field
- Information organised by landscape type with specific chapters on poorly known landscapes
- Management approach provided where relevant
List of contributors
Introduction (Samantha Capon, Michael Reid and Cassandra James)
Note from the editors
Section 1: Australia’s riverine vegscapes in space and time
Section 2: Riverine plants
Section 3: Riverine vegetation
Section 4: Management concerns
View the full table of contents.