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Biodiversity of Australian marine macroalgae — A progress report

Huisman, J.M., Cowan, R.A.ORCID: 0000-0003-0417-2208 and Entwisle, T.J. (1998) Biodiversity of Australian marine macroalgae — A progress report. Botanica Marina, 41 (1-6). pp. 89-93.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: de Gruyter
Copyright: (c) 1998 Walter de Gruyter
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