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Author Fenner Conference on the Environment (1st : 1988 : Canberra, A.C.T.)

Title The scientific significance of the Australian Alps : the proceedings of the first Fenner Conference on the Environment, Canberra, September 1988 / edited by Roger Good
Published [Canberra] : Australian Alps National Parks Liaison Committee in association with the Australian Academy of Science, 1989

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Description 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction. The scientific significance of the Australian Alps / F.J. Fenner -- Part A. A world perspective -- 1. The Alps in a global perspective / A.B. Costin -- 2. The Australian mountains: worlds apart? / P. Wardle -- Part B. Evolutionary history of the Alps -- 3. Geology of alpine Australia / C.D. Ollier and D. Wyborn -- 4. Glacial and periglacial features of the Australian Alps / R.W. Galloway -- 5. The alpine flora: autochthones and peregrines / B.A. Barlow -- 6. Zoological history of the Australian Alps: the mammal fossil-bearing deposits of the Monaro / L. Ride, et al. -- Part C. Natural processes in the Alps -- 7. The development of alpine vegetation on the Australian mainland / A.P. Kershaw and K.M. Strickland -- 8. The comparitive ecology of mainland Australia and Tasmanian alpine vegetation / J.B. Kirkpatrick -- 9. Dynamics of sub-alpine vegetation in the Victorian region / D.H. Ashton and R.J. Williams -- 10. Alpine and valley bottom treelines / R.O. Slatyer --
Part D. Natural and cultural values of the Alps -- 11. The heritage values and the geological and geomorphological significance of the Australian alpine zone / N.J. Rosengren and J.A. Peterson -- 12. The significance of the alpine karst areas of mainland Australia / A.P. Spate and I. Houshold -- 13. Small mammals of the Australian Alps / D.C.D. Happold -- 14. The mountain pygmy possum, Burramys parvus (Broom): an alpine epidemic / L.S. Broome and I.M. Mansergh -- 15. A history of forest fire in the Australian Alps / J.C. Banks -- 16. Significance of lakes and rivers in the Australian mainland Alps / P. Cullen and R.H. Norris -- 17. Aspects of the meteorology and hydrology of the Australian Alps / J.A.H. Brown and F.C. Milner -- Part E. Overview of scientific significance of the Alps -- 18. Land management in the Alps: an historic perspective / B.H. Leaver -- 19. An overview of the national and international significance of the Australian Alps / A.G. Davey -- 20. History of conservation of the Australian Alps / J.G. Mosley --
Part F. Poster Papers -- I. Snow gum woodland: past, present and future / S. Barker -- II. Resources and management of karst in the Pilot Wilderness and Cobberas - Tingaringy National Park / I. Houshold -- III. Baron von Mueller's travels in the Australian Alps, 1853-61 / J.H. Willis -- Iv. The role of bioturbation in the genesis of soils in the Snowy Mountains / P.B. Mitchell -- V. Turnip yellow mosaic virus: a significant migrant to the Australian Alps / A. Gibbs, et al. -- VI. Life history characteristics and adaptation in three species of high montain grasshopper / J.M. Dearn -- VII. Colour change in an alpine grasshopper / M.F. Day -- VIII. Lichens of Kosciusko National Park / J.A. Elix and M.F. Day -- IX. Alpine grasshoppers / J.M. Dearn, K.H.L. Key and D.C.F. Rentz
Notes Available from the Australian Alps Liaison Committee, PO Box 636, Canberra ACT 2600
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Subject Geology -- Australia -- Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)
Mountain ecology -- Australia -- Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)
Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)
Natural history -- Australia -- Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.) -- Congresses.
Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.) -- Congresses.
Geology -- Australia -- Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.) -- Congresses.
Mountain ecology -- Australia -- Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.) -- Congresses.
Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)
Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.) -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Good, Roger (Ecologist)
Australian Academy of Science.
Australian Alps National Parks Liaison Committee
LC no. 16008114
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