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Source: Australian Natural Heritage Assessment Tool, 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy
Figure BIO7 Phylogenetic diversity and phylogenetic endemism for (a) vascular plants, (b) mammals, (c...
... integrity of the site’s biodiversity and associated endemic species .
Kakadu National Park is subject to high threats ... on the island, and if the cause of the die-off of the endemic cushion plant can be identified and remediated (see ‘Terrestrial ...
State and trends
Reptiles and amphibians
As was the case in SoE 2011, there has been little improvement in the status of listed reptile and amphibian taxa at the national level. However, some species...
Much of Australia’s biodiversity is renowned for its ability to deal with massive ecosystem shocks (e.g. fire, extended periods of dry or wet, extreme weather events such as cyclones)....
At a glanceAlthough organisms living in Antarctica have evolved to cope with severe events, it is challenging to measure their level of resilience and to predict how future climate change will affect Antarctic ecosystems. This is largely because our understanding of key parameters is still...
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