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Australian Vegetation (Hardback)
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Australian Vegetation (Hardback)

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Hardback 766 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107118430
Number of pages: 766
Weight: 1900 g
Dimensions: 253 x 194 x 40 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


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'This book is a landmark of Australian science. It is one of the fundamental elements on which research, planning and policy development are built. David Keith leads a group of Australia's foremost plant ecologists to produce the new edition. It is an outstanding achievement. It provides a clarity of writing and level of scientific rigour that equals or exceeds any equivalent endeavour internationally. Part 1 explains the origins of and the forces acting on the Australian vegetation. Part 2 describes the 16 primary vegetation types and subtypes, and includes their interactions, conservation challenges and practical management. Quite simply, this is a great book.' Mark Burgman, Imperial College London
'The first two editions of Australian Vegetation, edited by Richard Groves, were valuable resources for anyone requiring an overview of Australia's plant cover, and foundation references for many undergraduate courses. For the third edition the editorial baton has passed to David Keith, who has assembled a large cast of authors, all well-known experts in their fields ... the volume has grown, but necessarily so, to incorporate the great increase in knowledge over the last three decades, and also the change in the predominant paradigm underlying present approaches to conservation and land management ... The book is a tour de force, and will become the essential text for anyone interested in Australia's vegetation. Australia has the distinction of being both a nation and a continent, and the book will thus attract an international audience of those interested in comparative ecology at the global scale.' Paul Adam, University of New South Wales, Australia
'This book is a landmark of Australian science. It is one of the fundamental elements on which research, planning and policy development are built. David Keith leads a group of Australia's foremost plant ecologists to produce the new edition. It is an outstanding achievement. It provides a clarity of writing and level of scientific rigour that equals or exceeds any equivalent endeavour internationally. Part 1 explains the origins of and the forces acting on the Australian vegetation. Part 2 describes the 16 primary vegetation types and subtypes, and includes their interactions, conservation challenges and practical management. Quite simply, this is a great book.' Mark Burgman, Imperial College London
'The first two editions of Australian Vegetation, edited by Richard Groves, were valuable resources for anyone requiring an overview of Australia's plant cover, and foundation references for many undergraduate courses. For the third edition the editorial baton has passed to David Keith, who has assembled a large cast of authors, all well-known experts in their fields ... the volume has grown, but necessarily so, to incorporate the great increase in knowledge over the last three decades, and also the change in the predominant paradigm underlying present approaches to conservation and land management ... The book is a tour de force, and will become the essential text for anyone interested in Australia's vegetation. Australia has the distinction of being both a nation and a continent, and the book will thus attract an international audience of those interested in comparative ecology at the global scale.' Paul Adam, University of New South Wales, Australia

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