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Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide

Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide Author Todd Erickson
ISBN-10 9781486305544
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 312
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The Pilbara region in Australia’s arid northwest is rich in flora that is suited to extreme temperatures and boom and bust cycles of moisture availability. It is also a region important for its natural resources. In places where mining activities have finished and the land is under management for ecological restoration, there is increasing demand for information about native plant communities and the biology of their seeds. Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the first book to combine plant identification with robust, scientific criteria for cost-effective seed-based rehabilitation. It describes 103 regional plant taxa and provides guidelines for effective collection, cleaning, storage and germination of their seeds. It addresses issues such as timing of collection, quality and viability of seed, and dormancy release, which are essential for successful restoration programs. With photographs to portray the subtle differences and unique features of each species’ biology, this book will be of great use to practitioners in the field, including environmental consultants, rehabilitation companies, commercial seed collectors and government authorities, as well as naturalists and people interested in growing the Pilbara’s remarkable plants.



Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide

Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide Author Todd E Erickson
ISBN-10 1486305520
Release 2016-06-08
Pages 312
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The Pilbara region in Australia s arid northwest is rich in flora that is suited to extreme temperatures and boom and bust cycles of moisture availability. It is also a region important for its natural resources. In places where mining activities have finished and the land is under management for ecological restoration, there is increasing demand for information about native plant communities and the biology of their seeds.This is the first book to combine plant identification describing 103 regional plant taxa along with guidelines for effective collection, cleaning, storage and germination of their seeds. It addresses issues such as timing of collection, quality and viability of seed, and dormancy release, which are essential for successful restoration programs.* First ever book combining plant identification with detailed information on seed-use* Combination of themed chapters covering all aspects of seed collection, handling, and germination biology covering a wide range of species from arid systems* Practitioner focused and designed to be easy to use in the field* High-resolution images to portray the subtle differences and unique features of each species biology* Universal seed biology knowledge for use in other ecosystems (e.g. nationally and internationally)"



On the Ecology of Australia s Arid Zone

On the Ecology of Australia s Arid Zone Author H. Lambers
ISBN-10 9783319939438
Release 2018
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Plant Conservation Science and Practice

Plant Conservation Science and Practice Author Stephen Blackmore
ISBN-10 9781108298759
Release 2017-08-03
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Only a green world, rich in plants, can sustain us and the millions of other species with which we share this planet. But, in an era of global change, nature is on the retreat. Like the communities they form, many plant species are becoming rarer, threatened even to the point of extinction. The worldwide community of almost three thousand botanic gardens are holders of the most diverse living collections of plants and have the unique potential to conserve plant diversity. Conservation biology is a fast moving and often controversial field, and, as the contributions within these pages from experts in the field demonstrate, plant conservation is multifaceted, mirroring the complexity of the biodiversity it aims to protect, and striving not just to protect threatened plants but to preserve ecosystem services and secure the integrity of the biosphere.



Perth Plants

Perth Plants Author Russell Barrett
ISBN-10 9781486306039
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 440
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The city of Perth is well known and treasured for its areas of protected bushland in the heart of the city. Kings Park and Bold Park represent a significant part of the natural heritage of the Swan Coastal Plain and are an important part of city life. The city is also a gateway to the incredible biodiversity to be found in south-west Western Australia. Perth Plants provides a comprehensive photographic guide to all plants known to occur in the bushlands of Kings Park and Bold Park, both native plants and naturalised weeds. There are 778 species included, representing approximately one-quarter of all the plants in the greater Perth region, and one-tenth of all species known for the south-west of Western Australia. This new edition contains 22 additional species and updated photography throughout. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in the plants of south-west Western Australia, and particularly the Swan Coastal Plain.



Plants of the Victorian High Country

Plants of the Victorian High Country Author John Paul Murphy
ISBN-10 9780643104631
Release 2012
Pages 133
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* Simple keys for each group * High quality color photographs allow easy identification * Contains a glossary of terms and list of plants by family This book will allow anyone with little botanical knowledge to identify plants that they are most likely to encounter while walking in Victoria's High Country. The guide is written in plain English and includes a glossary of botanical terms. Plants of the Victorian High Country contains species descriptions and photographs of plants to be found along popular walking tracks, such as Harrietville to Mt. Feathertop and Mt. Hotham. Plants of the montane, sub-alpine and alpine zones are included, sorted into five easily distinguished groups: * herbs * daisy herbs * low woody shrubs * tall shrubs and trees * eucalypts The guide features straightforward identification keys and clear photos of the leaves, flowers and stems of the plant. If you are a nature lover planning to walk in the Victorian High Country, this book is an essential addition to your backpack.



Plants of Western New South Wales

Plants of Western New South Wales Author GM Cunningham
ISBN-10 9780643103634
Release 2011-07-28
Pages 766
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Now back in print. Plants of Western New South Wales grew from the long experience and expertise which the authors acquired during their employment with their respective organisations in the arid and semi-arid pastoral areas of the State. Each author became aware of the need for a comprehensive record illustrating and describing the great array of plants in the area. The need was identified both for people involved in research and advisory services, and particularly for the landholders who need to manage the plants for their livelihood. The book is a landmark because it draws together all of the existing knowledge of plants from the area, adds to it the extensive collections and research of the authors and presents the whole as a comprehensive collation and description of the plants of the dry pastoral portion of the State. Because of its comprehensive nature, the work is significant to pastoralists and people concerned with plants throughout Australia. The 1992 edition of Plants of Western New South Wales has been reprinted and published by CSIRO PUBLISHING with a one page appendix giving website addresses of various herbaria in Australia where the reader can readily access up-to-date information on botanical name changes.



Mistletoes of Southern Australia

Mistletoes of Southern Australia Author David M. Watson
ISBN-10 9780643095939
Release 2011
Pages 188
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Mistletoes are an enigmatic group of plants. Lacking roots and depending on other plants for their livelihood, they have inspired a range of beliefs throughout the world. Some people regard them as mystical plants endowed with magical properties, others as destructive weeds that devalue native habitats, and still others as beautiful native plants that support wildlife. This book represents the first thorough treatment of mistletoes in Australia. It summarizes their evolutionary origin and global distribution, highlighting diversity patterns in Australasia, and describes the ecology and life history of mistletoes, detailing the variety of animals that depend on them for food and shelter. The book discusses the cultural significance of mistletoes, compares imported European beliefs with home-grown Indigenous lore and looks at the role of mistletoe in contemporary art, design and medicine. It also explores the management of mistletoes, noting those situations where mistletoe becomes too abundant and offering practical solutions to achieve a more balanced outcome. Finally, there is a guide to identifying mistletoes, including detailed species accounts for all 46 species found in southern Australia. With 51 specially commissioned watercolors by artist Robyn Hulley and more than 130 color photographs, Mistletoes of Southern Australia is the definitive authority on these intriguing native plants.



Australian Palms

Australian Palms Author John L. Dowe
ISBN-10 9780643096158
Release 2010
Pages 290
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An updated and thorough systematic and taxonomic treatment of the Australian palm flora, covering 60 species in 21 genera. Author from James Cook University, Australia.



Australian Rainforest Fruits

Australian Rainforest Fruits Author William Cooper
ISBN-10 9780643107861
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 272
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This beautifully illustrated field guide covers 504 of the most common fruiting plants found in Australia's eastern rainforests, as well as a few species that are rare in the wild but generally well-known. These spectacular plants can be seen from Cape York to Victoria, with some species also found in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and overseas. Rainforest fruits are often beautifully coloured, and in this guide the species are arranged by colour of ripe fruit, then by size and form. Five broad categories – pink to purple, blue to black, yellow and orange to red, green to brown, and white – allow people with even limited botanical knowledge to identify rainforest fruits. Each species description is accompanied by a leaf drawing, a distribution map, and diagnostic characters to help the reader distinguish similar species. Australian Rainforest Fruits includes stunning artwork by Australia’s leading natural history artist, William T Cooper. It will be sought not just by bushwalkers and natural history enthusiasts, but also by those who admire botanical art at its best.



Coastal Plants

Coastal Plants Author Kingsley W. Dixon
ISBN-10 9780643100473
Release 2011
Pages 277
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"Coastal Plants" provides a definitive guide to the 100 most common plants of the Perth coastal region and includes the key species used in coastal restoration. Each species is presented with its Latin name, common name and family, together with its distribution, key diagnostic features, natural history, pollination, uses in restoration and propagation. The description for each species is accompanied by a distribution map and diagnostic photographs of the whole plant, flowers, seeds and fruits.



Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 2

Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 2 Author Enid Mayfield
ISBN-10 9780643098077
Release 2013-04-10
Pages 436
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This visually superb and informative field guide is the second volume of Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges, and covers more than 480 species of Daisies, Heaths, Peas, Saltbushes, Sundews, Wattles and other shrubby and herbaceous Dicotyledons. The illustrated family key is unique and covers 75 families and over 200 genera. Each species is illustrated and labels provide a clear key to identification for botanists and amateurs alike. The Otway region of Victoria, with its temperate rainforests, mountain ash forests, heathlands, plains and coastal dunes, has an extraordinarily rich and diverse flora.



Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems

Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems Author John T. O. Kirk
ISBN-10 9781139493918
Release 2010-12-23
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Beginning systematically with the fundamentals, the fully-updated third edition of this popular graduate textbook provides an understanding of all the essential elements of marine optics. It explains the key role of light as a major factor in determining the operation and biological composition of aquatic ecosystems, and its scope ranges from the physics of light transmission within water, through the biochemistry and physiology of aquatic photosynthesis, to the ecological relationships that depend on the underwater light climate. This book also provides a valuable introduction to the remote sensing of the ocean from space, which is now recognized to be of great environmental significance due to its direct relevance to global warming. An important resource for graduate courses on marine optics, aquatic photosynthesis, or ocean remote sensing; and for aquatic scientists, both oceanographers and limnologists.



Kosciuszko Alpine Flora Field Edition

Kosciuszko Alpine Flora  Field Edition Author CJ Totterdell
ISBN-10 9781486309139
Release 2000-11-01
Pages 248
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Around Australia’s highest mountain lies a rare ecosystem, an alpine area of outstanding beauty and diversity, strikingly different from other alpine ecosystems of the world but with common features. Kosciuszko Alpine Flora describes and illustrates the area’s 212 flowering plants and ferns, of which 21 are endemic. It discusses the geological and human history of the area, the life-forms and habitats of the plants, and explores the various plant communities and their environmental relationships. Ideal for the tourist or general interest reader, this field edition excludes the detailed taxonomic section.



Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 1

Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 1 Author Enid Mayfield
ISBN-10 9780643102002
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 232
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The Otway region of Victoria, with its temperate rainforests, mountain ash forests, heathlands, plains and coastal dunes, has an extraordinarily rich and diverse flora. The first volume of Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges covers the orchids, irises, lilies, grass-trees, mat-rushes and other petaloid monocotyledonous plants. Enid Mayfield's exquisite colour illustrations of more than 200 species reveal tiny botanical details which enable the untrained botanist to identify each species with ease. The section on orchids describes and illustrates more than 130 species, highlighting their fascinating adaptations for attracting specific pollinating insects. The clear text and illustrations frequently draw attention to the relationship of plants to the broader environment, the impact of fire, the role of pollinators and the importance of fungi.



Invasive Plant Species of the World 2nd Edition

Invasive Plant Species of the World  2nd Edition Author Ewald Weber
ISBN-10 9781780643861
Release 2017-04-13
Pages 595
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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2003, the status of many important invasive plants around the world has changed dramatically. Species have extended their ranges, new literature has been accumulated, and control methods have been improved. Research on some plant invaders has also focused on the species' ecology and impacts, confirming that invasive plants continue to pose serious threats to species and ecosystems. Given their range expansions and introduction via international trade, these problems will only become more serious in the future. Including colour images of each species, this up-to-date reference guide on the most important plant invaders is an invaluable tool for both researchers and policy makers.



Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes

Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes Author David Lindenmayer
ISBN-10 9781486303120
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 232
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An increasing number of Australians want to be assured that the food and fibre being produced on this continent have been grown and harvested in an ecologically sustainable way. Ecologically sustainable farming conserves the array of species that are integral to key ecological processes such as pollination, seed dispersal, natural pest control and the decomposition of waste. Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes communicates new scientific information about best practice ways to integrate conservation and agriculture in the temperate eucalypt woodland belt of eastern Australia. It is based on the large body of scientific literature in this field, as well as long-term studies at 790 permanent sites on over 290 farms extending throughout Victoria, New South Wales and south-east Queensland. Richly illustrated, with chapters on birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants, this book illustrates how management interventions can promote nature conservation and what practices have the greatest benefit for biodiversity. Together the new insights in this book inform whole-of-farm planning.