Australian Rainforests: Islands of Green in a Land of Fire

Australian Rainforests: Islands of Green in a Land of Fire

by D. M. J. S. Bowman
     
 

This book is the first comprehensive overview of the diverse literature that attempts to solve the puzzle of the archipelago of rainforest habitats in Australia. It is essential reading for all ecologists, foresters, conservation biologists, and others interested in the biogeography and ecology of Australian rainforests. See more details below

Overview

This book is the first comprehensive overview of the diverse literature that attempts to solve the puzzle of the archipelago of rainforest habitats in Australia. It is essential reading for all ecologists, foresters, conservation biologists, and others interested in the biogeography and ecology of Australian rainforests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521057875
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2What is Australian rainforest?25
3The sclerophyll problem48
4The edaphic theory I. The control of rainforest by soil phosphorus68
5The edaphic theory II. Soil types, drainage, and fertility84
6The climate theory I. Water stress99
7The climate theory II. Light and temperature134
8The fire theory I. Field evidence156
9The fire theory II. Fire, nutrient cycling, and topography185
10The fire theory III. Fire frequency, succession, and ecological drift196
11The fire theory IV. Aboriginal landscape burning218
12The fire theory V. Aridity and the evolution of flammable forests250
13The fire theory VI. Fire management and rainforest conservation279
14Summary285
References289
Index327

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