Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.2.14


Priority   4

Short Description  Foredune complex


Comments  12.2.14b: (grades into 2b) (Masthead)_x000D_ 12.2.14c: Wilson Island, Capricorn Cays NP_x000D_ 12.2.14g: (North Reef)_x000D_ 12.2.14h: Restricted to shingle cays

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Mapped on Fraser Island and Big Woody Island. Also present on Round Island.

Long Description  Strand and fore dune complex comprising Spinifex sericeus grassland Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana low woodland/open forest and with Acacia leiocalyx, A. disparrima subsp. disparrima, Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia, Pandanus tectorius, Corymbia tessellaris, Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Acronychia imperforata. Occurs mostly on frontal dunes and beaches but can occur on exposed parts of dunes further inland. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ _x000D_ Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include: _x000D_ 12.2.14a: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana woodland to low open forest. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14b: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana woodland to low open forest with mid-dense shrub of Argusia argentea/ Scaevola taccada. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14c: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana open forest with Pandanus tectorius sub-canopy. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14d: Sporobolus virginicus closed tussock grassland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14e: Spinifex sericeus open hummock grassland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14f: *Cakile edentula herbland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14g: Very sparse herbland, mainly sand. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14h: Shingle shores with sparse vegetation e.g. Canavalia rosea. Exposed frontal areas of coral cays. (BVG1M: 28a)_x000D_ 12.2.14i: Seashore mixed herbland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)

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