mangrovebook The authoritative guide to Australia’s mangrove plants.
Written by Norm Duke.
Designed by Diana Kleine.
The University of Queensland,
Centre for Marine Studies, Brisbane.
Published by The University of Queensland
and Norman C Duke, June 2006
ISBN 0 646 46196 6

Key Features

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    Hardback, spiral-bound book of 200 pages.

  • Includes a water-proof identification key for field use.
  • Descriptions of 41 Australian plant species, 57% of the world’s.
  • Illustrated keys for easy identification, plus full distribution maps.
  • More than 500 colour photographs.
  • State & Territory sections with local specialist contributions.
  • A manual for community awareness.

How to Purchase

‘Australia’s Mangroves’ can be purchased online from CSIRO Publishing for $50 Australian + $5 GST (if applicable)

Postage and Handling is extra depending on the distance and type of service required.

Bulk orders can be made as needed.

More Detail

‘Australia’s Mangroves’ is the authoritative guidebook to the mangrove plants found in Australian coastal waters – covering all ‘mangrove’ States and Territories. The book helps demystify this often misunderstood habitat, showing the diversity and special attributes of plants and animals that live there, plus the many benefits and services they provide.

poster mangrove book2The book is designed to be practical and easily portable with over 500 colour photographs, supplemented with clearly illustrated keys including the ‘wheel’, an innovative water-proof field key to help you identify mangroves with ease. There are also detailed botanical descriptions, distribution maps, and flowering/fruiting charts.

‘Australia’s Mangroves’ has been written for a broad audience interested in marine and coastal habitats, including resource managers and environmental planners, researchers, foresters, students of tertiary and secondary school science courses, conservation groups and the general public. The book is relevant to Australia primarily, but also to surrounding countries including Indonesia, East Timor, The Philippines, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the western Pacific Islands. Only one species, Avicennia integra, is endemic to Australia, so the other species occur also in surrounding areas.

‘Australia’s Mangroves’ was written and prepared with the generous assistance of key co-contributors, specifically for State sections on Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Chief co-contributors include: John Beumer (Queensland Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries), Sabine Dittmann (Flinders University, South Australia), Chris Harty (CH Planning and Environmental Management PL), Neil Saintilan (Department of Environment and Conservation, New South Wales Government), Vic Semeniuk (V&C Semeniuk Research Group, Western Australia), Glenn Wightman (Ethnobiology Group, Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Northern Territory Government). Glenn Wightman along with the network of Australian Herbaria further contributed information on the authorised spelling and botanical citation of each species in consideration of this critical and careful revision.