The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf provides the first assembly of existing information of the North West Shelf in terms of geological, oceanographic and climatological history and current understanding of such issues as biodiversity, connectivity, larval dispersal and speciation in the sea that determine the distribution patterns of its invertebrate fauna. It is intended as a source of information and ideas on the biota of the shelf and its evolutionary origins and affinities and the environmental drivers of species’ ecology and distribution and ecosystem function. Regulators and industry environmental managers worldwide, but especially on the resource-rich North West Shelf, are faced with having to make decisions without adequate information or understanding of conservation values or the factors that drive ecosystem processes and resilience in the face of increasing anthropogenic and natural change. This book will provide a resource of information and ideas and extensive references to issues of primary concern. It will provide a big-picture narrative, putting the marine biota into a geological, evolutionary, and regional biodiversity context. The first book to cover the major benthic habitats and physical and ecological condition of the North West Shelf of Australia Covers new information on geomorphology and biota of coral reefs and other invertebrate habitats that are key species and functional groups of the North West Shelf Introduces new ideas on biogeographic processes and patterns in tropical seas

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  • Author : Barry Wilson
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 640 pages
  • ISBN : 0124114881
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf
  • Author : Barry Wilson
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 11 June 2013
GET THIS BOOKThe Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf

The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf provides the first assembly of existing information of the North West Shelf in terms of geological, oceanographic and climatological history and current understanding of such issues as biodiversity, connectivity, larval dispersal and speciation in the sea that determine the distribution patterns of its invertebrate fauna. It is intended as a source of information and ideas on the biota of the shelf and its evolutionary origins and affinities and the environmental drivers of

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 June 2001
GET THIS BOOKFaunal and Floral Migration and Evolution in SE Asia-Australasia

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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 04 January 2012
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  • Release : 15 November 2018
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