Booderee National Park: The Jewel of Jervis Bay

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* Richly illustrated with color images from award-winning photographer Esther Beaton
* Chapters are arranged around key ecological processes such as predators and predation and invasive plants and fire
* Highlights how management practices aim to improve environmental conditions including promoting biodiversity conservation

This book outlines the biology and ecology of Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, 200 km south of Sydney. Attracting over 450,000 visitors each year, the park has many special features, including dramatic wave cut platforms and sea caves, some of the whitest beach sands in Australia, and very high densities of native predators such as the Powerful Owl and the Diamond Python.

Booderee packs an extraordinary level of biodiversity into a small area (roughly 6500 hectares), with more than 260 species of terrestrial vertebrates and over 625 species of plants. It is home to species of significant conservation concern, such as the globally endangered Eastern Bristlebird for which the park is one of its last and most important strongholds. The diversity of vegetation is also astounding: in some parts of the park, it is possible to walk from ankle-high sedgelands through woodlands and forest and into subtropical rainforest in less than 150 meters.

Richly illustrated with color images from award-winning photographer Esther Beaton, this book will delight visitors to Booderee National Park as well as anyone with an interest in natural history.

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About the author (2014)

David Lindenmayer is a Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for more than 35 years. He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

Christopher MacGregor is a field-based ecologist with The Australian National University who works full-time in Booderee National Park. He has worked for the ANU for 15 years and studies the biology and ecology of mammals and birds.

Nick Dexter is Senior Ecologist at Booderee National Park. He has worked in the park for nearly 7 years and published more than 50 scientific articles.

Martin Fortescue has worked in Booderee National Park for virtually his entire career and has completed 30 years of monitoring of Fairy Penguins in the Jervis Bay area.

Esther Beaton is one of Australia's leading wildlife and natural landscape photographers. She has won numerous awards for her outstanding images.

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