Australian Rainforests: Islands of Green in a Land of Fire by D. M. J. S. Bowman

By D. M. J. S. Bowman

Why do Australian rainforests ensue as islands in the substantial tracts of Eucalyptus? Why is hearth a serious ecological consider each Australian panorama? What have been the implications of the ice-age colonists use of fireside? during this unique and not easy ebook, David Bowman significantly examines hypotheses which were complicated to reply to those questions. He demonstrates that fireside is the main severe consider controlling the distribution of rainforest all through Australia. in addition, whereas Aboriginal humans used fireplace to skilfully deal with and safeguard habitats, he concludes that they didn't considerably effect the evolution of Australia's specified wildlife. This e-book is a finished review of the various literature that makes an attempt to unravel the puzzle of the archipelago of rainforest habitats in Australia. it really is crucial interpreting for all ecologists, foresters, conservation biologists, and others drawn to the biogeography and ecology of Australian rainforests.

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