Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests

This beautifully illustrated guide explores 51 wildlife watching sites in 22 bioregions around Australia, with over 500 colour photographs and 28 maps. Sites are generally open to the public, (some may require permits).

Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests

Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests

Rainforests in Australia are found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia. This beautifully illustrated guide explores 51 wildlife watching sites in 22 bioregions around Australia, with over 500 colour photographs and 28 maps. Sites are generally open to the public, (some may require permits). Detailed descriptions of the key vertebrate and invertebrate species that can be found in the rainforests are given, to enable easy identification and as a tool for the reader to gain a deeper understanding of their habits and biology. Concise information on each site includes location descriptions, GPS coordinates, travel options and distances, relevant fees and permits, and an overview of some of the main tracks and trails.

A Focus on Rainforests

FACT! Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world.

A Focus on Rainforests

A Focus on Rainforests

FACT! Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world. Many of our native bird, reptile, fish and amphibian species are endangered. AUSTRALIA'S ENDANGERED ANIMALS… AND THEIR HABITATS is an exciting new series that takes a look at some of Australia's most threatened animal species and their unique habitats. Learn about: • Dozens of Australia's most vulnerable creatures • The habitats where Australia's animals live, feed and breed • Identifying characteristics that make a species vulnerable • Australian and international classification systems • Threats animals face and what is being done to save them • What YOU can do to make difference Inside each book you'll find current information, maps, statistics, fun facts, and photographs. Every book is a valuable resource designed to support Australian students and teachers, and meet Australian National Curriculum requirements.

Rainforests of Australia

Describes the plants and animals of the Australian rainforest and discusses the ecology of the rainforest and the importance of conservation. One of the TDebatable Issues' series of units.

Rainforests of Australia

Rainforests of Australia

Reading set for upper primary school children consisting of one poster-size book and four little books. Describes the plants and animals of the Australian rainforest and discusses the ecology of the rainforest and the importance of conservation. One of the TDebatable Issues' series of units.

Tropical Rainforest Research Current Issues

North Australian monsoon rainforest biogeography also supports the notion that rainforest specialist vertebrates are far more vulnerable to extinction than plant species (Meave et al. 1991, Redford 1992). In this context the "empty" ...

Tropical Rainforest Research     Current Issues

Tropical Rainforest Research Current Issues

Proceedings of the conference held in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 1993

Australian Rainforests

( NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service : Sydney . ) Dyne , G.R. ( 1991 ) . Earthworm fauna of Australian rainforests . In The rainforest legacy : Australian National Rainforests Study . Volume 2 — Flora and fauna of the rainforests ...

Australian Rainforests

Australian Rainforests

A critical evaluation of the ecological hypotheses proposed to explain the distribution of Australian rainforests.

The Flowering of Australia s Rainforests

Australian Journal of Ecology 14, 77–94. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.1989.tb01010.x House SM (1992) Population density and fruit set in three dioecious tree species in Australian tropical rainforest. Journal of Ecology 80, ...

The Flowering of Australia s Rainforests

The Flowering of Australia s Rainforests

The Flowering of Australia’s Rainforests provides a comprehensive introduction to the pollination ecology, evolution and conservation of Australian rainforest plants, with particular emphasis on subtropical rainforests and their associated pollinators. This significantly expanded second edition includes new information on the impact of climate change, fire, fragmentation and invasive species. Rainforests continue to be a focus of global conservation concern, not only from threats to biodiversity in general, but to pollinators specifically. Within Australia, this has been emphasised by recent cataclysmic fire impacts, ongoing extreme drought events, and the wider consideration of climate change. This second edition strengthens coverage of these issues beyond that of the first edition. The Flowering of Australia’s Rainforests makes timely contributions to our understanding of the nature and function of the world’s pollinator fauna, plant-reproduction dependencies, and the evolutionary pathway that has brought them to their current state and function. Illustrated with 150 colour plates of major species and rainforest formations, this reference work will be of value to ecologists and field naturalists, botanists, conservation biologists, ecosystem managers and community groups involved in habitat restoration.

Phytochemistry of Australia s Tropical Rainforest

Webber BL, Woodrow IE (2006) Morphological analysis and a resolution of the Ryparosa javanica species complex (Achariaceae) from Malesian and Australian tropical rainforests. Australian Systematic Botany 19, 541–569. doi:10.1071/SB06001 ...

Phytochemistry of Australia s Tropical Rainforest

Phytochemistry of Australia s Tropical Rainforest

Rare, unique and irreplaceable – precious native rainforests occupy a precariously small part of Australia while retaining a remarkable level of both biological and chemical diversity unrivalled by any other ecosystem. Australia's ancient history and traditions are intimately intertwined with the rainforest plants that humans have utilised as both food and medicine. Phytochemistry of Australia's Tropical Rainforest is a record of this history and details how our understanding of these plants has led to the discovery of anaesthetics, analgesics, steroids, antimalarials and more. It provides an insight into the habitat, ecology and family associations of hundreds of species and explores their future therapeutic potential, alongside phytochemical studies of the ancient plant lineages. Toxicological evaluations of important poisonous plants are also included. Rainforests provide shelter for unique flora and fauna that are counted among the rarest species on Earth, many of which are illustrated in this book. This comprehensive work is an essential reference for phytochemists, ethnobotanists and those with an interest in rainforests and their medicinal and botanical potential.

Tropical Rainforests

Pages 11–39 in H. A. Nix and M. Swit- zer, eds., Rainforest animals: Atlas of vertebrates endemic to Australia's Wet Tropics. Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra. ———. 1991b. An environmental analysis of Australian ...

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical Rainforests

Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance of tropical rainforest communities.

The Invertebrate World of Australia s Subtropical Rainforests

The family is restricted to South Africa, and eastern and south-western Australia (Lawrence and Britton 1994; Lawrence and Ślipiński 2013). There are few species, but several of Boganium occur in dry and wet forests of eastern Australia ...

The Invertebrate World of Australia s Subtropical Rainforests

The Invertebrate World of Australia s Subtropical Rainforests

The Invertebrate World of Australia’s Subtropical Rainforests is a comprehensive review of Australia’s Gondwanan rainforest invertebrate fauna, covering its taxonomy, distribution, biogeography, fossil history, plant community and insect–plant relationships. This is the first work to document the invertebrate diversity of this biologically important region, as well as explain the uniqueness and importance of the organisms. This book examines invertebrates within the context of the plant world that they are dependent on and offers an understanding of Australia’s outstanding (but still largely unknown) subtropical rainforests. All major, and many minor, invertebrate taxa are described and the book includes a section of colour photos of distinctive species. There is also a strong emphasis on plant and habitat associations and fragmentation impacts, as well as a focus on the regionally inclusive Gondwana Rainforests (Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia) World Heritage Area. The Invertebrate World of Australia’s Subtropical Rainforests will be of value to professional biologists and ecologists, as well as amateur entomologists and naturalists in Australia and abroad.

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