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Habitat Types

List of Habitat Types

Types of habitats used in Locations table and observations

Authorised Editor(s): Jeff Eller

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19 Coastal Coastal areas,Shore and mud flats, mangrove and coastal dunes,coastal wetland arears, river mouths. View
16 Disturbed Land Any land which has been disturbed and or denuded of vegetation but is now regenerating naturally. Includes roadsides. Grasses and forbs, as pioneers, are usually major constituents . View
15 Grassland An ecosystem consisting only of grasses and forbs. Grasslands develop on neutral to alkaline soils. They need long dry periods to develop so there are no grasslands on Tamborine Mountain. View
14 Heathland Develops on acid, sandy or light friable soils and consists of many characteristic species e.g. Banksias, Casuarinas, Teatrees and Legumes. Depends on a fire frequency of 5 to 8 years. View
20 Inland Wetlands Inland wetlands, man made dams and ponds, sewarge ponds, creeks and rivers View
18 Not Specified View
12 Open Forest A forest with cover from 30% to 70% and trees to 10m height most of which are eucalypts and relatives. Dependant on moderate fires once a decade or so. View
17 Private Garden Any area which is human controlled. It is likely to contain both native and exotic species but these have been planted and are maintained with extra water, fertilisers, etc. and competition is modified. View
10 Rainforest A tall, layered forest with more than 70% overhead cover. There is a big diversity of species. Vines and epiphytes are often common. Fire destroys rainforest but it is usually too damp to burn. View
11 Tall Open Forest A tall forest with usually only 3 layers and 70% cover. The dominant tree species are eucalypts and relatives but there is usually an understorey of rain forest species. Rejuvenated by occasional fierce fires. View
13 Woodland Trees to 10m height but scattered with less than 30% overhead cover and therefore there is a dense ground storey of either shrubs or grasses depending on fire frequency. View