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The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula



The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula

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by B. Wood and D. Sivertsen


Wood, B.; Sivertsen, D.; Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory


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Cobourg Peninsula


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report describes a land system survey over the Cobourg Peninsula broadly describing landform, soils and vegetation to assist the effective planning and management of the area as a National Park.



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1. Introduction -- 2. Summary Descriptions -- 3. Land Systems -- 4. Soils -- 5. Vegetation -- Appendices -- Acknowledgements.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula; Vegetation mapping -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula

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Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory

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iv, 80, [6] p. : col. ills. ; 30 cm.

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APPENDIX III DETAILED COMMUNITY DESCRIPTIONS Each mapped community is described in the following terms: (i) Commun ity number~ Community name in full CCommun ity Code); number of formal sites described; area in hectares. (ii) Key Description. This is a very brief ~ummary description and is similar to the map reference description. (iii) Community Description. structural and Floristic Detail s: Each stratum is described in terms of height, density and dominant species. All terminology follows that of Walker & Hopkins (1984). Community 1: Tall Woodland No.1 (TW1); 12 sites: 74,150 Ha Key Descriptiqn: 0 Tall Woodland, (E. miniata over a sparse secondry tree layer (Gronophy77um ramsayi) over a sparse to very sparse shrub layer (Livistona h~mi7is and Choriceras tricorne) over mid-dense to dense perennial grasses. Stratum 1: Trees, 17 to 20 m; crown cover 30> to 45% with patc~es to 54%; E. miniata dominates and is associated with E. tetrodonta and E. nesophi7a. Stratum 2: Two layers ar~ recognised: (i) Trees, averaging 8 to 12 m, range 5 to 15 m; sparse to mid-dense; .i?J{/L Gronophy77 um ramsayi and Er yt hroph7 (fJem ch7orostachys occ ur most . -- . frequently with ~he eucalypt species appearing in stratum 1 and Livistona humi7is. A total of 18 species were recorded from this 1 ayer . - 59

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