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Root-nodule bacteria of arid-zone legumes for use in rehabilitation in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area

Hill, Y.ORCID: 0000-0001-5810-7845, O’Hara, G.W., Watkin, E. and Dixon, K. (2008) Root-nodule bacteria of arid-zone legumes for use in rehabilitation in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. In: Dakora, F.D., Chimphango, S.B.M., Valentine, A.J., Elmerich, C. and Newton, W.E., (eds.) Biological Nitrogen Fixation: Towards Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 97-98.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8252-8_33
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Abstract

The Shark Bay World Heritage Property (SBWHP) is a transition zone between the South West and Eremaean Biogeographic regions and was listed in 1991 due to its great geological, botanical and zoological importance (UNESCO, 2002). Shark Bay Salt is located within the SBWHP. Its lease area includes Useless Inlet and Useless Loop and there has been salt-mining production since 1965 (EPA, 1991). Over this time, borrow pits have been mined in areas surrounding the evaporation ponds, the majority of which were decommissioned over 15 years ago. Many of these pits remain in a highly disturbed state when compared to the surrounding undisturbed flora (Figure 1a, b).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Rhizobium Studies
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008
Other Information: Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 42)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60507
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