"Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia provides access to the latest scientific knowledge on Australia’s biodiversity in an engaging and clear format. The book describes the ancient origins and unique features of Australia’s species, as well as the current status of our biodiversity. It outlines tools for management and planning, highlights Indigenous perspectives on biodiversity and looks at how Australia's biodiversity interacts with agriculture, the resources sector, cities and our changing global environment"--Back cover.
chapter 1. What is biodiversity, and why is it important? / Steve Morton and Rosemary Hill
chapter 2. Australia's biodiversity, major features / Leo Joseph, David K. Yeates, Joseph Miller, David Spratt, Daniel Gledhill and Alan Butler
chapter 3. Australia's biodiversity, status and trends / Daniel K. Yeates, Daniel J. Metcalfe, David A. Westcott and Alan Butler
chapter 4. Tools for managing and restoring biodiversity / Tara G. Martin, Josie Carwardine, Linda Broadhurst, Simon Ferrier, Craig James, Andy Sheppard, Stuart Whitten and Iadine Chades
chapter 5. Managing Australia's protected areas / Andy Sheppard, Simon Ferrier and Josie Carwardine
chapter 6. Indigenous perspectives on biodiversity / Fiona Walsh, Peter Christophersen and Sandra McGregor
chapter 7. Farming, pastoralism and forestry / Sue McIntyre
chapter 8. Cities and towns / Mark Lonsdale and Richard Fuller
chapter 9. Seas and coasts / Alan Butler and Nicholas Bax
chapter 10. Inland waters / Carmel A. Pollino and Carol Couch
chapter 11. Mining and biodiversity / Alan Andersen, Garry Cook and Nicholas Bax
chapter 12. Conclusions / Steve Morton and Andy Sheppard
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