Rocky Outcrops in Australia
Discover the incredible biodiversity on rocky outcrops and the importance of conserving these crucial landscape features.
Rocky outcrops are landscape features with disproportionately high biodiversity values relative to their size. They support specialised plants and animals, and a wide variety of endemic species. To Indigenous Australians, they are sacred places and provide valuable resources.
Despite their ecological and cultural importance, many rocky outcrops and associated biota are threatened by agricultural and recreational activities, forestry and mining operations, invasive weeds, altered fire regimes and climate change.
Rocky Outcrops in Australia: Ecology, Conservation and Management is written by Dr Damian Michael and Professor David Lindenmayer, and received the 2018 Whitley Certificate of Commendation for Landscape Zoology.