Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

Ecosystems of the Fraser Coast Region

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Fraser Coast Regional ecosystem information

Regional Ecosystem   12.9-10.3


Priority   2

Short Description  Eucalyptus moluccana open forest on sedimentary rocks

Notes  koala

Comments  Extensively cleared or thinned for grazing.

Special Values  

Fraser Coast region distribution  Large inland areas mapped with some smaller coastal areas between Burrum Heads and Susan River.

Long Description  Eucalyptus moluccana open forest. Other canopy species include Eucalyptus siderophloia or E. crebra, E. tereticornis and Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata. Understorey generally sparse but can become shrubby in absence of fire. Occurs on Cainozoic and Mesozoic sediments, especially shales. Prefers lower slopes. (BVG1M: 13d)

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