Mangrove Creek

Mangroves are salt-adapted plants that found along many of the world’s tropical and sub-tropical coastlines. Regrettably, these being lost due to over-exploitation, pollution, conversion agriculture aquaculture other causes. This is having important consequences for local human populations traditionally rely on this resource, upsetting fine balance needed maintain highly productive ecosystem. text brings together some papers from two recent international symposia mangrove It provides an outline future directions in research considered be urgent by prominent scientists. Contributions include aspects population differentiation species have been very little studied so far, ecological function, restoration management book intended scientists actively working areas ecology management.

The Hawkesbury River is the longest coastal river in New South Wales. A vital source of water and food, it has a long Aboriginal history was critical for survival early British colony at Sydney. Hawkesbury’s weathered shores, cliffs fertile plains have inspired generations artists. It surrounded by an unparalleled mosaic national parks, including second-oldest park Australia, Ku-ring-gai National Park. Although lies only 35 km north Sydney, to many today ‘hidden river’ – its historical natural significance not understood or appreciated. Until now, lacked up-to-date comprehensive book describing how when formed, functions ecologically, influenced humans their patterns settlement and, turn, been affected those settlements people. River: Social Natural History fills this gap. With chapters on geography, geology, hydrology ecology through discussion use European people role transport, defence culture, highly readable richly illustrated paints picture landscape worthy protection conservation. will be value who live, visit work region, interested Australian environmental history, professionals biology, resource management education.

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