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Regional ecosystem details for 12.2.14

Regional ecosystem 12.2.14
Vegetation Management Act class Least concern
Biodiversity status No concern at present
Subregion 9, 4, 10, (8), (12)
Estimated extent1 Pre-clearing 22000 ha; Remnant 2017 22000 ha
Extent in reserves High
Short description Foredune complex
Structure category Sparse
Description Strand and fore dune complex comprising Spinifex sericeus grassland Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana low woodland/open forest and with Acacia leiocalyx, A. disparrima subsp. disparrima, Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia, Pandanus tectorius, Corymbia tessellaris, Cupaniopsis anacardioides, Acronychia imperforata. Occurs mostly on frontal dunes and beaches but can occur on exposed parts of dunes further inland. (BVG1M: 28a)

Vegetation communities in this regional ecosystem include:
12.2.14a: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana woodland to low open forest. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14b: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana woodland to low open forest with mid-dense shrub of Argusia argentea/ Scaevola taccada. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14c: Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. incana open forest with Pandanus tectorius sub-canopy. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14d: Sporobolus virginicus closed tussock grassland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14e: Spinifex sericeus open hummock grassland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14f: *Cakile edentula herbland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14g: Very sparse herbland, mainly sand. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14h: Shingle shores with sparse vegetation e.g. Canavalia rosea. Exposed frontal areas of coral cays. (BVG1M: 28a)
12.2.14i: Seashore mixed herbland. Exposed frontal areas. (BVG1M: 28a)
Supplementary description Bean et al. (1998), B14
Protected areas Great Sandy NP, Moreton Island NP, South Stradbroke Island CP, Eurimbula RR, Curtis Island NP, Eurimbula NP, Naree Budjong Djara NP, Southend CP, Burrum Coast NP, Bribie Island NP, Mouth of Kolan River CP, Broadwater CP, Joseph Banks (Round Hill Head) CP,
Fire management guidelines STRATEGY: Do not burn deliberately. Burn surrounding ecosystems in conditions that would minimise fire incursion. ISSUES: Protection relies on broad-scale management of surrounding country. Casuarina equisetifolia is very sensitive to fire and germination after fire is typically very low or negligible. Triggers unrelated to fire appear to maintain a healthy ecosystem. Issues with lantana and other weeds may result from fire and other disturbance.
Comments 12.2.14b: (grades into 2b) (Masthead) 12.2.14c: Wilson Island, Capricorn Cays NP 12.2.14g: (North Reef) 12.2.14h: Restricted to shingle cays

1 Estimated extent is from version 11 pre-clearing and 2017 remnant regional ecosystem mapping. Figures are rounded for simplicity. For more precise estimates, including breakdowns by tenure and other themes see remnant vegetation in Queensland.

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Last updated
16 April 2019
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