Should Hunter Valley Weeping Myall Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion be listed as a Threatened Ecological Community?

  • In New South Wales, the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 makes provision for the listing of Threatened Ecological Communities (assemblages of species occupying a particular area) as a means to conserving the variety of ecosystems present in the State. Hunter Valley Weeping Myall Woodland is listed as an Endangered Ecological Community under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation (TSC) Act 1995 and as a Critically Endangered Ecological Community under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. The provenance of populations of Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula, family Fabaceae) in the Hunter Valley has recently been questioned. In this paper we consider the implications of its hypothesized European introduction for listing Hunter Valley Weeping Myall Woodland under the TSC and EPBS Acts. The recognition of any community is contingent on the identification of both a particular assemblage of species and the critical environmental factors that determine their co-occurrence (the area the community occupies in environmental space). Acacia pendula is one of a range of semiarid species which are primarily distributed west of the Great Dividing Range but also occur on Permian sediments in areas receiving the lowest rainfall of the Hunter Valley floor. On this basis we argue there is sufficient evidence to support the listing of Hunter Valley Weeping Myall Woodland under both Acts.

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Author:Mark Tozer, Anita Chalmers
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-514387
DOI:https://doi.org/doi:10.7751/cunninghamia.2015.15.011
ISSN:0727- 9620
ISSN:2200 - 405X
Parent Title (English):Cunninghamia : a journal of plant ecology for eastern Australia
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2015
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/23
Volume:15
Page Number:4
First Page:201
Last Page:204
HeBIS-PPN:455376271
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 58 Pflanzen (Botanik) / 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia / Cunninghamia : A Journal of Plant Ecology for Eastern Australia, Volume 15 (2015)
:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-514293
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht