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Regional ecosystems descriptions

Regional ecosystem descriptions are maintained in the Regional Ecosystem Description Database (REDD). These publications contain useful information when using these descriptions and the database.

Publication and resources

  • The Vegetation of Queensland: Descriptions of ...PDF Popular

    This document synthesises the information gained from more than 35 years of survey and mapping of vegetation and regional ecosystems by more than 80 staff at the Queensland Herbarium. The document is illustrated with 375 photographs, 108...

  • Land Zones of QueenslandPDF

    This PDF publication provides detailed information on the interpretation and application of the land zone component of the regional ecosystem classification system across Queensland.

  • Ecosystems corresponding to ecological communitiesPDF

    This PDF document provides those regional ecosystems that best correspond to the national listed ecological communities under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999). There are 17 of these...

  • Fire management guidelinesXLS

    This Excel file provides guidelines from an ecological perspective, to enhance biodiversity in regional ecosystems by manipulating fire. This is an important part of land management

  • Regional ecosystems reference listPDF

    This PDF file has details of the published sources that were used to derive, or which are equivalent to, each regional ecosystem. These sources should be used for more detailed descriptions and examples of the variation of regional...

  • Broad vegetation group summary statisticsXLSX

    This Excel file has summary extent statistics for vegetation communities and regional ecosystems in each broad vegetation group.

  • Queensland’s Regional EcosystemsPDF

    This PDF file documents the history and development of the regional ecosystem biodiversity inventory, planning framework and information system for Queensland.

  • Methodology for Survey and Mapping of Regional ...PDF Popular

    This PDF file details the survey and mapping process for regional ecosystems, and describes the methods used for collecting field site data and ground-truthing regional ecosystem mapping.

Additional information

Field Value
Version 1.0
Category Environment, land and water
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Publication set custodian Environment and Science

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Environment and Science, Queensland Government, Regional ecosystems descriptions, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 22 September 2019


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