Woodlands: A disappearing landscape
Australia’s little known woodlands once covered huge areas of the eastern side of our continent. Discover the often-overlooked beauty of Australia’s woodlands and native plants and animals they support.
Woodlands are distinguished from forests by the fact that their canopies do not touch, tree heights are usually lower and they usually have a grassy understorey. They support a fascinating and diverse array of birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs, invertebrates and plants, and have been under massive pressure from grazing and agriculture over the past 200 years. In many cases only small remnant patches of some types of woodland survive. Understanding and appreciating woodlands is an important way forward for promoting their sustainable management and conservation.
Woodlands: A Disappearing Landscape explains with lucid text and spectacular photographs the role that woodlands play in supporting a range of native plants and animals that has existed there for millions of years.
It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding more about the woodland ecosystem that underpins the southeastern agricultural region of Australia.