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Title: Upland wetlands in the Namoi Catchment: mapping distribution and disturbance classes of fens, bogs and lagoons
Contributor(s): Hunter, John T  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: To assist with planning and conservation strategies, mapping of wetlands above 700 m elevation across the Namoi Catchment (east of Tamworth) was undertaken. The number of hectares of each type within this high-elevation region, the area currently in conservation reserves and the status of these remnants was assessed. 1 001 wetlands were mapped and allocated to three wetland types (fens, bogs and lagoons) and six disturbance groups (based on agricultural clearing and presence of dams). Total wetlands cover was 4 490 ha, of which fens were the most common, followed by bogs and a single lagoon. The smallest wetland was 0.12 ha in size, the largest 113 ha and the average 5 ha. Only 10% of all wetlands were considered to be in near natural state with only 5.5% of all wetland area protected within conservation reserves.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Cunninghamia, v.13, p. 331-335
Publisher: National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0727-9620
Field of Research (FOR): 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified
960909 Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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