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The significance of saltmarshes. In: McComb, A.J., Kobryn, H.T. and Latchford, J.A. (eds) Samphire marshes of the Peel-Harvey estuarine system Western Australia.

Latchford, J.A. and McComb, A.J. (1995) The significance of saltmarshes. In: McComb, A.J., Kobryn, H.T. and Latchford, J.A. (eds) Samphire marshes of the Peel-Harvey estuarine system Western Australia. Peel Preservation Group and Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

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Abstract

Saltmarshes are complex ecosystems. Numerous studies have been undertaken on them in different parts of the world, mostly in the northern hemisphere. A few previous studies have been made of the marshes of the Peel-Harvey System (Rose & McComb, 1980; Backshall & Bridgewater, 1981; McComb & Lukatelich, 1986) but increased pressure for development, and the need for an understanding the possible effects of the then proposed Dawesville Channel highlighted the lack of information about saltmarshes in the area. This report endeavours to addresses this lack of information by presenting recent research into the extent, composition and functioning of the Peel-Harvey saltmarshes.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Peel Preservation Group and Murdoch University
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6162
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