Biodiversity of Australian Marine Macroalgae — A Progress Report
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The biodiversity of Australian macroalgae is assessed by reference to species numbers recorded for the various biogeographical and political regions. The figures show a marked disparity between northern and southern Australia, with the former apparently depauperate as compared to the rich flora recorded from Southern Australia. Whilst a reduction in numbers is expected when comparing tropical to temperate regions, the situation in Australia is greatly exaggerated by relative levels of collecting and research. The completion of an Australia-wide macroalgal flora will be severely hampered until additional effort is directed towards these unexplored regions.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Biological and Environmental Sciences|
|Copyright:||(c) 1998 Walter de Gruyter|
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