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Australia’s Forest Ecosystems: Conservation Perspective for Invertebrates

  • Tim R. New
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Abstract

The isolated land mass of Australia spans climates from tropical to cool temperate, with an accompanying variety of vegetation types, including forests. Those forests have a long evolutionary history, and the present fire- and drought-adapted sclerophyll forests, replacing rainforests over much of the continent from around 15 million years ago, now comprise the majority of forest vegetation communities.

Keywords

Endemism Eucalyptus Forest estate Forest loss Forestry industry Myrtaceae Pinus radiata 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim R. New
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  1. 1.Department of Ecology, Environment & EvolutionLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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