Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.1.3

 

Priority   4

Short Description  Mangrove shrubland to low closed forest on marine clay plains and estuaries

Notes  

Comments  12.1.3g: Mangrove communities are experiencing dieback from natural and human-related causes throughout Queensland. Mangrove dieback can have many causes such as weather, insects and disease, nutrients, climate change and pollution. http://tinyurl.com/mangrove-dieback

Special Values  Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3a: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3b: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3c: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3d: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003). 12.1.3e: Habitat for threatened fauna species including the false water-rat Xeromys myoides in the southern part of the bioregion particularly in areas immediately adjacent to saltpans, 12.1.2. ( Van Dyck and Gynther, 1996, 2003).

Fraser Coast region distribution  Mainland coastal, riparian and Fraser Island west coast.

Long Description  Mangrove shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. (BVG1M: 35a) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.1.3a: Aegiceras corniculatum dominated low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits in the middle to upper tidal plane, in areas occasionally subject to freshwater influence. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a) 12.1.3b: Avicennia marina subsp. australasica dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a) 12.1.3c: Bruguiera gymnorhiza dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits usually at the upper tidal limit of rivers and subject to freshwater influence. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a) 12.1.3d: Ceriops australis dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a) 12.1.3e: Rhizophora stylosa dominated shrubland to low closed forest. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a) 12.1.3f: Estuarine water bodies often with groundwater connectivity. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits with groundwater connectivity. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 34a) 12.1.3g: Mangrove dieback area leaving bare soil or ponding. Occurs on Quaternary estuarine deposits. Estuarine wetlands (e.g. mangroves). (BVG1M: 35a)

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