Plant ecology of Australia's tropical floodplain wetlands: a review

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Abstract

Aims: Despite the biodiversity values of the freshwater floodplains of northern Australia being widely recognized, there has not been a concomitant investment in developing the extent of knowledge of the basic functions and ecological processes that underpin the ecological character of these habitats. This review addresses the extent of our knowledge on the plant ecology of these wetlands and covers: the relationships between the climate and the hydrological regime on the floodplain; the vegetation patterns, succession and adaptation; and primary production. ...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-555
Number of pages15
JournalAnnals of Botany
Volume96
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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