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Title: The biological diversity, recovery from disturbance and rehabilitation of mangroves in Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory
Author: Metcalfe, Kristin
Publication date: 2007-02-28
Notes: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Charles Darwin University, Darwin, 2007.
Description / Abstract: Surveys were done of the diversity, distribution and abundance of vertebrate and invertebrate fauna in mangroves in Darwin Harbour. Fauna surveys at disturbed sites also investigated the effects of anthropogenic disturbance. The factors which may delay recovery of damaged mangrove forests were also studied in a two‐year experiment on seedling survival and growth conducted in cyclone‐damaged and bulldozed forests. Multi-species plantings at three degraded sites tested different rehabilitation techniques. Field methods developed to facilitate natural recruitment showed promise for fast-tracking recovery of degraded ecosystems.
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Physical Description: xxiii, 536 pages : colour illustration, maps ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Subject: Mangrove plants -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Harbour
Mangroves -- Ecology -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Harbour
Mangrove swamps -- Ecology -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Harbour
Biodiversity -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Harbour
Vertebrates -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Harbour
Invertebrates -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Harbour
Subject Location: Darwin Harbour (N.T.)
Citation address: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/232797
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