October 2014 Non-fiction UWA Publishing

Plant life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia: A Global Biodiversity Hotspot edited by Hans Lambers


Paperback | Oct 2014 | UWA Publishing | 9781742585642 | 350pp | 295x210mm | GEN

Southwest Australia is a region increasingly recognised for its high levels of biodiversity and endemism, and is recognized as one of the world’s top 25 ‘biodiversity hotspots’ based largely on its highly diverse and endemic flora.

Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia has been assembled with current research and understanding about the southwestern Australian flora, the greatest richness of which is on the sandplain, especially on the most nutrient-impoverished soils. To be able to conserve threatened species, the animals that depend upon them, and the habitats they live in, we need to understand their functioning in the past and present, to protect them for the future.