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dc.contributor.authorHunter, John Ten
dc.contributor.authorBell, Dorothyen
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-02T12:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationCunninghamia, 11(1), p. 49-64en
dc.identifier.issn0727-9620en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4393en
dc.description.abstractThe floristic composition and extent of 'Carex'-dominated fens in the New South Wales New England Tablelands Bioregion and Barrington Tops area (lat 28°41'S-31°55'S; long 151°23'E-152°05'E) together with outliers from the central west (Coonabarabran) are described from 81 full floristic survey sites. These fens contained 234 vascular plant taxa of which 27% were exotic. Then fens were dominated by herbaceous vegetation (96% of taxa). Cluster analysis of cover-abundance scores of vascular plant taxa from 81 pots placed within 71 separate 'Carex' fens revealed three alliances: 1) 'Carex appressa', 2) 'Scirpus polystachyus' - 'Carex tereticaulis' and 3) 'Carex gaudichaudiana' and seven communities: 1) 'Carex appressa' - 'Stellaria angustifolia' Fen 2) 'Carex appressa' Fen 3) 'Scirpus polystachyus' - 'Carex appressa' Fen 4) 'Carex tereticaulis' Fen 5) 'Carex gaudichaudiana' - 'Isachne globosa' Fen 6) 'Carex' sp. Bendemeer - 'Carex gaudichaudiana' Fen 7) 'Carex' gaudichaudiana' - ' Glyceria australis' Fen The distribution of alliances showed a pattern of east-west separation. The most easterly alliance shares many features with the 'Carex gaudichaudiana' Alliance of the Monaro Region of the southern NSW while the other alliances have no counterparts within the current literature. We estimate that up to 5 000ha of fen vegetation survive in the New England Bioregion of which 90% is on grazed land and only 0.2% is within conservation reserves. Seven outstanding examples of fens remain; most are examples of Community 5, with one representing Community 6 and none representing the other five communities. Many of these are not secured, and none of those within reserves are in their 'natural' state. We therefore strongly encourage measures to allow closure of drains, the opening of dams, and the rehabilitation of important fens such as Bishops, Racecourse and New Country Swamps.en
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dc.publisherNational Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardensen
dc.relation.ispartofCunninghamiaen
dc.titleThe 'Carex' Fen vegetation of northern New South Walesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Managementen
dc.subject.keywordsConservation and Biodiversityen
dc.subject.keywordsFreshwater Ecologyen
local.contributor.firstnameJohn Ten
local.contributor.firstnameDorothyen
local.subject.for2008050205 Environmental Managementen
local.subject.for2008050202 Conservation and Biodiversityen
local.subject.for2008060204 Freshwater Ecologyen
local.subject.seo2008960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Changeen
local.subject.seo2008960502 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environmentsen
local.subject.seo2008960810 Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversityen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailjhunte20@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emaildbell6@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20091019-084555en
local.publisher.placeSydney, Australiaen
local.format.startpage49en
local.format.endpage64en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume11en
local.identifier.issue1en
local.contributor.lastnameHunteren
local.contributor.lastnameBellen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:jhunte20en
dc.identifier.staffune-id:dbell6en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:4496en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
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local.title.maintitleThe 'Carex' Fen vegetation of northern New South Walesen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/97866/Cun111049Hun.pdfen
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local.search.authorHunter, John Ten
local.search.authorBell, Dorothyen
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