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Coastal Plants Edition 2

A Guide to the Identification and Restoration of Plants of the Greater Perth Coast

Paperback
August 2020
9781486311378
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    11th August
  • ISBN 9781486311378
  • Language English
  • Pages 356 pp.
  • Size 5" x 8"
  • Images 467 color photos, 128 maps, 13 illus.
$29.95

The greater Perth coast is a biodiverse and ecologically vulnerable region, with its unique native plant species threatened by clearing, invasive species, fire and climate change. This second edition of Coastal Plants has been updated and expanded to provide a definitive guide to 128 of the most common plants of the Perth coastal region. It includes the key species used in coastal restoration, along with important weeds. The description of each species is accompanied by a distribution map and diagnostic photographs of the whole plant, flowers, seeds and fruits. The book also contains introductory chapters on the biology and ecology of the coastal plants, their biogeography, and practical approaches to the restoration of coastal dune vegetation.

Coastal Plants is distinctive in its focus on restoration, which makes it valuable for community groups and individuals interested or involved in coastal natural history or restoration activities.

Preface
Acknowledgements

Part 1: Ecology and biology of plants of the west coast

Part 2: Ecological restoration of coastal dune vegetation

Part 3: Biogeography of coastal plants in the Perth region

Part 4: Species guide

Appendix: Coastal plants on which butterflies or sun-moths breed
Index

Kingsley W. Dixon

Kingsley W. Dixon was Foundation Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Western Australia. He is a specialist in the ecology, restoration and conservation biology of Australian native plants and ecosystems. He has been involved in multi-disciplinary scientific groups for 40 years, specializing in seed ecology and biology, nursery production systems, seed banking and restoration ecology. He is a Professor in the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University. His interest and love of coastal ecosystems and working with Cambridge Coastcare spurred him to produce this book.

Australian plants, botany, ecology, biodiversity, restoration