Chapter 9. Floristics and Plant Biodiversity of the Rainforests of the Wet Tropics

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member2 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor3
  1. Daniel J. Metcalfe and
  2. Andrew J. Ford

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch9

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Metcalfe, D. J. and Ford, A. J. (2008) Floristics and Plant Biodiversity of the Rainforests of the Wet Tropics, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Tropical Forest Research Centre, Atherton, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • Queensland Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);
  • Regional Ecosystem (RE) framework;
  • edaphic and topographic effects of vegetation;
  • anthropogenic modification of vegetation;
  • Wet Tropics' rainforests;
  • Wet Tropics bioregion - mosaic of natural and human-modified landscapes;
  • future of Australian tropical rainforests

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Climatic effects on vegetation

  • Edaphic and topographic effects of vegetation

  • Anthropogenic modification of vegetation

  • Floristic biodiversity and origins of the rainforests

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References