A peaty archive: the patterned fens of the Great Sandy region

Moss, Patrick T. (2014) A peaty archive: the patterned fens of the Great Sandy region. Wildlife Australia, 51 2: 20-23.

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Author Moss, Patrick T.
Title A peaty archive: the patterned fens of the Great Sandy region
Journal name Wildlife Australia
ISSN 0043-5481
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 51
Issue 2
Start page 20
End page 23
Total pages 4
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
Language eng
Formatted abstract
For much of colonial history, wallum ecosystems were regarded as wastelands, and many patterned fens have been lost to clearing for urban and tourist development, exotic pine plantations or sand mining. But since the 1960s, the subtle beauty and high biodiversity values of wallum have inspired many conservation battles to keep it from further destruction...

Palaeoecologist Patrick Moss is reading the past from the peaty bottom of globally unique wetlands in subtropical Queensland.

The article offers information on the patterned fens ecosystem found in the Great Sandy region also called Fraser Island, Queensland. It is reported that, patterned fens ecosystem was discovered at Fraser Island in the year 1996 when the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was held in Brisbane, Queensland. It is reported that, till now 20 patterned fens complexes have been discovered on Fraser Island.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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