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Report No. 40

The Wet Sclerophyll and Adjacent Forests of North Queensland: A Directory to Vegetation and Physical Survey Data

Research Report
G. N. Harrington, M. G. Bradford and K. Sanderson
ISBN 0 86443 753 6


This report is a directory to the maps of the wet sclerophyll forests that occur to the west of the rainforest areas of North Queensland. The maps were prepared from aerial photographs taken between 1990 and 1994. This report also includes tables that summarise the vegetation and physical measurement data collected from 3,224 plots located within the wet sclerophyll forests.

The 20m x 20m plots were arranged to facilitate sampling of the different classes of vegetation comprising the wet sclerophyll forests. Transects were located on the Mt. Windsor Tableland, Carbine Tableland, Lamb Range, Herberton Range, Longlands Gap, Koombooloomba, Kirrama, Wallaman Falls and the Paluma Range.

This study found that 48% of wet sclerophyll forests was invaded by rainforest at the time the aerial photos were taken and that Eucalyptus grandis forest proved most susceptible, with 80% of the area invaded.

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