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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Ralfen_US
dc.contributor.editorMichael Bullen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:09:09Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:09:09Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2009-06-30T22:12:32Z
dc.identifier.issn14429985en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.01237.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/8440
dc.description.abstractIt is relatively rare, in present-day ecology, that a single author can assemble more than 300 pages of evidence and argument to address a single problematic issue. Indeed, this diligently constructed treatise reads rather as an extended review article, with data and opinion from previous authors interwoven into the argument as it develops. The resulting volume is something of a magnum opus, and David Bowman is to be congratulated on a thorough and thought-provoking presentation. Not everyone will agree with his conclusions; indeed, as he says in the Preface (p. xi), "Len Webb and Jiro Kikkawa… suggested that I write a book, although probably not this book, on Australian Rainforests." The question addressed seems deceptively simple: why is the distribution of rainforest in Australia so patchy? Bowman's conclusion is foreshadowed in the subtitle. After introductory chapters that discuss definitions and characteristics of rainforest in Australia, Bowman critically examines various hypotheses to explain its current distribution. He discusses, but dismisses, suggestions that rainforest distribution is controlled by soil phosphorus or other soil characteristics; that rainforest is restricted to permanently drought-free sites; and that it is otherwise moisture-dependent or limited by minimum temperatures.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom94en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto95en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustral Ecologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode270703en_US
dc.titleAustralian Rainforests: Islands of Green in a Land of Fire (book review)en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Letter or Noteen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightAuthor Posting. Copyright 2002. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Austral Ecology, Vol. 28(1), pp. 94-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.01237.xen_AU
gro.date.issued2002
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gro.griffith.authorBuckley, Ralf


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