Booderee National Park: The Jewel of Jervis Bay
CSIRO Publishing, 2014 - Nature - 142 pages
* 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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