By Neil Saintilan

Australian Saltmarsh Ecology offers the 1st accomplished evaluation of the ecology and administration of Australian saltmarshes. The earlier 10 years specifically have noticeable a sustained examine attempt into this formerly poorly understood and missed resource.In ten chapters contributed through specialists in every one self-discipline, the ebook outlines what's identified of the biogeography and geomorphology of Australian saltmarshes, their fish and invertebrate ecology, using Australian saltmarshes through birds and insectivorous bats, and the actual demanding situations of administration, together with the keep an eye on of mosquito pests and the problem of sea-level upward thrust. It offers a strong argument that coastal saltmarsh is a different and important habitat susceptible to the mixed affects of coastal improvement and sea-level upward thrust.

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Deleiformis * * South Australia T. auriculata T. pruinosa * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * T. pergranulata * * * * * T. indica * * * * * * * * * * * * Tasmania T. disarticulata * * Enchylaena tomentosa * * Dysphania littoralis Tecticornia arbuscula * Dissocarpus biflorus Chenopodium glaucum A. semibaccata A. hypoleuca Vic NT * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 * * 6 * * 5 A. 1 40 Australian Saltmarsh Ecology * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Xerochloa imberbis * * * * * * * * * * * * * Sporobolus virginicus * * Spartina anglica Puccinellia stricta * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Phragmites australis * * * * * * * * * * Paspalum vaginatum * * * * * * * * * * Hainardia cylindrical * * * * * * * * * * * * South Australia * * Tasmania * * Vic Western Australia NT * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Lachnagrostis billardieri Distichlis distichophylla * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Cynodon dactylon * * * * * * 9 * * * * * * * 8 NSW Austrostipa stipoides Poaceae (Gramineae) Tecticornia asutralsica S.

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Zedler JB, Paling E and McComb A (1990). Differential responses to salinity help explain the replacement of native Juncus kraussii by Typha orientalis in Western Australian salt marshes. Australian Journal of Ecology 15, 57–72. 21 CHAPTER 2 Distribution of Australian saltmarsh plants Neil Saintilan Characteristics of saltmarshes and the saltmarsh environment Coastal (intertidal) saltmarsh has been defined by Adam (1996) as an intertidal plant community dominated by herbs and low shrubs. The plants that comprise coastal saltmarsh are not exclusively intertidal, a characteristic that sets saltmarsh plants apart from mangrove.

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