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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Peter Johnen
dc.contributor.authorBruhl, Jeremy Jen
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-03T16:33:00Z
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier.citationCunninghamia, 8(3), p. 362-370en
dc.identifier.issn0727-9620en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2852en
dc.description.abstractA study was undertaken of the floristic patterns in coastal rainforest (low closed forest) of Shoalwater Bay, central Queensland. The site encompasses 60 km of coastline, extending from latitude 22° 08' 30'' to 22° 30' 0'' and longitude 150° 02' 00'' to 150° 24'' 30''. The rainforest grows on coastal Holocene sand dunes, swales and sand flats, distributed as a series of 27 discrete patches greater than one hectare along 60 kilometres of coastline. Mean patch size was 10.7 hectares (maximum 150 hectares). The flora was predominantly woody, and lacked the complex growth forms of Webb (1968). Floristic links with central and north Queensland were strong, with some species distributions extending into Malesia and the Pacific. Three physical strata, emergent (composed of trees), canopy (composed of trees, vines and epiphytes) and sub-canopy (trees, vines and herbs) were recognised. The herb layer was very poorly developed. Eighty-one species were recorded, representing 42 families and 72 genera. Sixty three quadrats were sampled across the rainforest patches to measure abundance of all vascular taxa using frequency score. Five floristic groups were defined from agglomerative classification analysis, one representing mixed forest, two representing low microphyll vine forest (LMVF) and two representing microphyll vine thicket (MVT). The vegetation at the study site was predominantly MVT. Five species groups were defined, one correlated with the mixed forest, one with the LMVF and one with the MVT. The remaining species groups represented ubiquitous and widespread species. Floristic patterns were found to be strongly influenced by three environmental variables using canonical correspondence analysis. The strongest variable was drainage, which separated the mixed forest from the vine forest/thicket. The LMVF/MVT vegetation forms a continuum along an environmental gradient, influenced by exposure to onshore-winds and landform height. The mesic/protected extreme was represented by the tallest LMVF situated in swales, whilst at the exposure/ elevation extreme was represented by wind-sheared MVT located on foredunes.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherNational Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardensen
dc.relation.ispartofCunninghamiaen
dc.titleFloristic patterns in coastal rainforest of Shoalwater Bay, Central Queenslanden
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsPlant Biologyen
local.contributor.firstnamePeteren
local.contributor.firstnamePeter Johnen
local.contributor.firstnameJeremy Jen
local.subject.for2008060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversityen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailpclarke1@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailjbruhl@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:1530en
local.publisher.placeSydney, Australiaen
local.format.startpage362en
local.format.endpage370en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume8en
local.identifier.issue3en
local.contributor.lastnameMcCarthyen
local.contributor.lastnameClarkeen
local.contributor.lastnameBruhlen
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dc.identifier.staffune-id:jbruhlen
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleFloristic patterns in coastal rainforest of Shoalwater Bay, Central Queenslanden
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/science/Scientific_publications/cunninghamia/contents_by_volume/volume_8en
local.relation.urlhttp://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/58920/Cun8McC362.pdfen
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local.search.authorMcCarthy, Peteren
local.search.authorClarke, Peter Johnen
local.search.authorBruhl, Jeremy Jen
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local.year.published2004en
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