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By Catherine Allen, Neil Schlager

Grzimek's pupil Animal lifestyles source: Amphibians deals readers complete and easy-to-use details on Earth's amphibians. Entries are prepared by means of taxonomy, the technological know-how by which residing issues are categorised into similar teams. each one access comprises sections on actual features; geographic diversity; habitat; vitamin; habit and copy; amphibians and folks; and conservation prestige. kinfolk entries are by means of a number of species debts and a variety map and picture or representation for every species. Entries finish with a listing of books, periodicals, and websites which may be used for additional learn.

Each quantity of Grzimek's scholar Animal existence source: Amphibians incorporates a pronunciation consultant for medical names, a thesaurus, an outline of amphibians, a listing of species within the set by means of biome, an inventory of species by way of geographic place, and an index. The set has greater than 2 hundred full-color maps, images, and illustrations to brighten up the textual content, and sidebars supply extra evidence and comparable information.

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Seedling recruitment is linked to rainfall pattern, and under favorable conditions, young plants attain maturity in 2–5 years (Fig. 3). Acacia nilotica, when mature, forms dense thorny thickets (900 plants/ha), and mature plants live for c. 40 years (Fig. 3). The golden-yellow flower-bearing inflorescence is ball-shaped and grows in groups of two to six on one shoot. The plants have distinct flat sickle-shaped pods, each 10–15 cm long, bearing 8–15 seeds (Spies and March, 2004). A mature tree will produce up to 30,000 seeds per year, and seeds, when buried in soil, can remain viable up to seven years (Fig.

Acacia nilotica was declared a noxious weed in Queensland in 1957, and is now a weed of national significance in Australia. In the Mitchell grass downs of western Queensland, which cover around 22m ha of natural grassland, A. nilotica has infested more than 6m ha (Fig. 1) and 2000 km of bore drains (Mackey, 1997; Spies and March, 2004). Acacia nilotica is also present in the coastal regions of Queensland, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia (Spies and March, 2004), and has the potential to infest vast areas of Australia’s native grassland ecosystems (Fig.

T. Swarbrick, C. W. L. Henderson, R. J. Jettner, L. Streit and S. R. Walker. Brisbane, Australia: Weed Society of Queensland, pp. 33–38. Marohasy, J. (1994). : Chrysomelidae): a biological control agent for Acacia nilotica (Mimosaceae). Entomophaga, 39, 335–340. Marohasy, J. (1995). ) Willd. ex Del. (Mimosaceae) in Australia. Plant Protection Quarterly, 10, 24–31. McEvoy, P. B. and Coombs, E. M. (1999). Biological control of plant invaders: regional patterns, field experiments and structured population models.

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