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Terrestrial habitats

Ladd, P.G. and Garkaklis, M. (2009) Terrestrial habitats. In: Calver, M.C., Lymbery, A., McComb, J.A. and Bamford, M., (eds.) Environmental Biology. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, pp. 501-508.


In this chapter we describe the major factors influencing the Australian climate and how soil is formed, because these Factors determine the occurrence of plant and, in turn, animal species. We introduce the concept of biomes (climatically determined groups of plants and animals spread over wide areas) and describe the typical bionics of Australia developed from the biota provided by evolutionary history.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © Michael Calver, Alan Lymbery, Jennifer McComb, Michael Bamford
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