Mangrove species diversity and zonation in northern Australia


Temporal Range: From 01-Jan-1977 To 31-Dec-1979

Resource Summary

Transects were established in tidal forests in a series of embayments, rivers and islands between the tip of Cape York and Hinchinbrook Island. The transects were distributed so as to attempt to reveal the entire spectrum of floristic character likely to be found between the full influence of the coastal sea, and upstream and landward limits of tidal range. The complete dataset comprised 1391 individual sites. Over 40 plant species are now known to occur in the mangrove communities of northeastern Australia, and 35 of these were encountered in this survey. Several taxa, which are not normally considered members of a mangrove flora are included because of their utility as indicators.

This research was undertaken to develop a better understanding of the mangrove vegetation in Australia by exploring the utility of classificatory techniques in describing mangrove vegetation to provide an overview account of mangrove forest diversity in northeastern Australia.

The data lists species occurrences along transects at various locations as well as, for a number of the sites, information on their topographic heights above specified datum levels.

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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2008). Mangrove species diversity and zonation in northern Australia, https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/6544cf00-3117-11dd-885c-00008a07204e, accessed 12-May-2021.
Related Information
Studies in the analysis of data from Australian tidal forests ('Mangroves'). II. The use of an asymmetric monothetic divisive classificatory program: Williams WT and Bunt JS (1980) Studies in the analysis of data from Australian tidal forests ('Mangroves'). II. The use of an asymmetric monothetic divisive classificatory program. Australian Journal of Ecology 5: 391-396.
Studies in the analysis of data from Australian tidal forests ('mangroves'). 1. Vegetational sequences and their graphic representation: Bunt JS and Williams WT (1980) Studies in the analysis of data from Australian tidal forests ('Mangroves'). 1. Vegetational sequences and their graphic representation. Australian Journal of Ecology 5: 385-390.
Overlap in mangrove species zonal patterns : some methods of analysis: Bunt JS (1999) Overlap in mangrove species zonal patterns : some methods of analysis. Mangroves and Salt Marshes 3: 155-164.
Indicators of mangrove zonality : the Normanby river, N.E. Australia: Bunt JS and Stieglitz TC (1999) Indicators of mangrove zonality : the Normanby river, N.E. Australia. Mangroves and Salt Marshes 3: 177-184.
Complexity and variety of zonal pattern in the mangroves of the Hinchinbrook area, Northeastern Australia: Bunt JS and Bunt ED (1999) Complexity and variety of zonal pattern in the mangroves of the Hinchinbrook area, Northeastern Australia. Mangroves and Salt Marshes 3:165-176.
The mangrove floral and vegetational diversity of Hinchinbrook Island and the adjacent coast: Bunt JS (1997) The mangrove floral and vegetational diversity of Hinchinbrook Island and the adjacent coast. 41 p.
Mangrove zonation: an examination of data from seventeen riverine estuaries in Tropical Australia: Bunt JS (1996) Mangrove zonation: an examination of data from seventeen riverine estuaries in Tropical Australia. Annals of Botany 78: 333-341.
Yet another method of species-sequencing: Williams WT, Bunt JS and Clay HJ (1991) Yet another method of species-sequencing. Marine Ecology Progress Series 27: 283-287.
Mangrove species distribution in relation to tide at the seafront and up rivers: Bunt JS, Williams WT and Bunt ED (1985) Mangrove species distribution in relation to tide at the seafront and up rivers. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36: 481-492.
Data on mangrove distributions in north-eastern Australia and other areas: Duke NC (1985) Data on mangrove distributions in north-eastern Australia and other areas. CS-84-1. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 140 p.
Detection of species sequences across environmental gradients: Bunt JS, Williams WT and Clay HJ (1984) Detection of species sequences across environmental gradients. Marine Ecology Progress Series 24: 197-199.
Mangrove distributions in North-east Australia: Bunt JS, Williams WT and Duke NC (1982) Mangrove distributions in North-east Australia. Journal of Biogeography 9: 111-120.
Mangrove transect data from northern Queensland. Coastal studies series Australian Institute of Marine Science AIMS-CS-82-1: Bunt JS (1982) Mangrove transect data from northern Queensland. Coastal studies series Australian Institute of Marine Science AIMS-CS-82-1 . Australian Institute of Marine Science. 41 p.
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