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An International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List ecosystems risk assessment for alpine snow patch herbfields, South-Eastern Australia

Williams, R.J.; Wahren, C.-H.; Stott, K.A.J.; Camac, J.S.; White, M.; Burns, Emma; Harris, S.; Nash, M.; Morgan, John William; Venn, Susanna; Papst, W.A.; Hoffmann, A.A.


Alpine ecosystems are globally at risk from climate change. We use the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List Criteria for ecosystems to assess the risk of ecosystem collapse in Australian alpine snow patch herbfields. These ecosystems occur on both mainland Australia and Tasmania. They are restricted to steep, south-easterly slopes where snow pack persists well into the summer growing season. Consequently, they are rare, and have high conservation significance.We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/aec.12266


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