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Title The nature of Northern Australia : natural values, ecological processes and future prospects / authors, John Woinarski, Brendan Mackey, Henry Nix & Barry Traill.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 127 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, color portraits
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Note "Project coordinated by Larelle McMillan & Barry Traill."
"Tropical Savannas CRC."
"The Wilderness Society."
"Myer Foundation."
"Charles Darwin University."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-121) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction. Objectives of this study -- The region -- Indigenous knowledge and values -- The structure of this study -- The authors -- 2. The land and its people. The past: an Arafura inheritance -- The Northern landscape -- Climate -- Soils -- Landforms -- Environments -- Biodiversity -- People of Northern Australia -- Regions of the North -- Current land use and economies -- 3. How the landscape works. Ecological functioning and linkages -- Hydro-ecology: the interdependence of water and landscape function -- Ecological disturbance -- Interconnections of ecological movements -- Other critical ecological processes and linkages -- 4. The natural values of Northern Australia. Local values -- National and international values -- The state of Australia's woodlands -- The state of Australia's waterways -- The North and Australia's biodiversity -- 5. Problems in the landscape. Why worry? -- Species decline -- Landscape change -- The causes of current decline -- Depopulation and lack of resources -- Climate change -- Solace -- 6. A sustainable future for Northern Australia. Protecting the natural legacy -- Conservation planning -- Living in the land -- Stories from the land -- Economic activities -- Where to from here?
Summary "A science report on the natural values of Northern Australia, ecological processes and connections that maintain these values. The report also considers what is necessary to manage threats and promote development pathways that will support healthy people on healthy country."--Publisher.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Environmental sciences -- Australia, Northern.
Human ecology -- Australia, Northern.
Social ecology -- Australia, Northern.
Human geography -- Australia, Northern.
Australia, Northern -- Economic conditions.
Australia, Northern -- Social policy.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Environmental sciences. (OCoLC)fst00913474
Human ecology. (OCoLC)fst00962941
Human geography. (OCoLC)fst00963107
Social ecology. (OCoLC)fst01122434
Northern Australia. (OCoLC)fst01274794
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Woinarski, John, 1955-
McMillan, Larelle.
Traill, Barry.
Cooperative Research Centre for the Sustainable Development of Tropical Savannas (Australia)
Wilderness Society (Australia)
Myer Foundation.
Charles Darwin University.
Other Form: Print version: Woinarski, J.C.Z. (John Casimir Zichy), 1955- Nature of Northern Australia. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2007 9781921313301 (DLC) 2008378049 (OCoLC)271083688
ISBN 9781921313318 (electronic bk.)
1921313315 (electronic bk.)
9781921313301 (pbk.)
1921313307 (pbk.)
Report No. JSTOR Open Access

 
    
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