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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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stratum 1: Trees, 8 to 12 m with emergents to 20 m; crown cover 100+%. strata 2 and 3: Absen t. Community 7 - Tall Open Forest to Tall Woodland (TOF-TW); 3 Site s ; 630 Ha Key Description: Tall Open Fores,t to Tall Woodland of Ca77itris intratropica often in association with E. jensenii over a sparse to mid-dense shrub stratum over a very sparse to sparse ground cover. strat ~m 1: Trees, 14 m; cr~wn cover 35 to 5570; Ca77itris intratropica and E. /ensenii dominate with E. tetrodonta and E. b7eeseri occurring at some sites. stratum 2: Shrubs with a few taller trees, 3 to 5 m, very sparse to sparse; Memecy70n , ~ .) paucif70rum and A7yxia spicata occur most frequently. Stratum 3: Grasses with som!= low shrubs,; ground cover very variable 10 to 70%; Schizachyrium fragi7e, Panicum sp. and Chrysopogon fa77ax dominate. Community 8 - Mid High Open Woodland to Low Open Woodland (MHOW-LOW); 11 Sites; 5,290 Ha Key Description: Var iabl e structure, Mid-Hig h Open ~ood land to Low Open Wood 1 and dom inated by Me7a7euca viridif70ra over very, sparse or isolated shrubs over middense to dense ground cover species. - 63

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