Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.2.5

 

Priority   3

Short Description  Corymbia intermedia +/- Lophostemon confertus +/- Banksia spp. +/- Callitris columellaris open forest on beach ridges usually in southern half of bioregion

Notes  

Comments  12.2.5: Tends to grade into RE 12.2.14 on seaward side and into 12.2.9 on inland side. Canopy height is highly variable depending on exposure to wind shear. This RE is vulnerable south of Noosa due to weed invasion, recreational use and threat of over-frequent fire. Southern half of bioregion. 12.2.5a: Southern parts of bioregion This RE is vulnerable south of Noosa due to weed invasion, recreational use and threat of over-frequent fire.

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Tin Can Bay only inside the Military Training Area.

Long Description  Open forest to low closed forest. Species can include Corymbia intermedia, Lophostemon confertus, Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia, B. aemula, Callitris columellaris, Acacia spp., Livistona spp. and Endiandra sieberi. Melaleuca quinquenervia in swales. Understorey generally shrubby and can include vine forest species. Occurs on Quaternary coastal dunes, beach ridges and sandy banks of coastal streams. (BVG1M: 9f) Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: 12.2.5a: [Not in RE version 10]³: Swales dominated by Melaleuca quinquenervia often with Livistona spp. Occurs of Quaternary coastal dune swales. Palustrine wetland (e.g. vegetated swamp). (BVG1M: 22a)

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