Australia State of the Environment Report 2001 (Theme Report)
Prepared by: Ann Hamblin, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Authors
Published by CSIRO on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2001
ISBN 0 643 06748 5
Many contributors have assisted me most helpfully with data, map products, and comments in producing this report. I acknowledge their contribution with grateful thanks.
In addition, a large number of other people provided information, often at very short notice. These include individuals in State and Territory government departments, private industries and voluntary organisations. Their assistance is also gratefully acknowledged. Commonwealth government departments and members of the Commonwealth/State ANZECC State of the Environment Reporting Taskforce also helped identify errors of fact or omission. The efforts of the data-coordinators in State and Territory ANZECC agencies, who had to respond to requests in a short time period, was also appreciated.
The following people reviewed the report in draft form and provided constructive comments:
Andrew Campbell (Executive Director, Land & Water Australia), John Childs (Director, Co-operative Research Centre for Tropical Savannas), John Leys (Centre for Natural Resources, NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation), Anwen Lovett (Director (Environment), National Farmers Federation), Grant McTainsh (Centre for Land Conservation, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University), Henry Nix (Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University), Phil Price (Managing Director, Mackellar Consulting Group Pty Ltd), John Taylor (Deputy Chief, CSIRO Tropical Agriculture), Kenn Tews (Centre for Land Conservation, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University), David Tongway (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems), Murray Unkovich (Consultant), Roger Wickes (Executive Director (Sustainable Resources) SA Department of Primary Industry and Resources).
Hamblin, A. P. (Ann Patricia), 1942-.
ISBN 0 643 06748 5.
ISBN 0 643 06754 X (8 v.).
ISBN 0 643 06755 8 (7 v.).
1. Land use - Australia.
2. Landscape assessment - Australia.
3. Human ecology - Australia.
4. Soils - Environmental aspects - Australia.
5. Environmental monitoring - Australia.
I. Derrick, Jim.
II. Australia. Environment Australia.
III. Title. (Series : Australia state of the environment 2001).
Commonwealth of Australia 2001
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Hamblin, A., 2001. Land , Australia State of the Environment Report 2001 (Theme Report), CSIRO Publishing on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.
The 2001 Land Theme Report is one of seven produced for the Australian State of the Environment Committee which form the basis of the report Australia State of the Environment 2001. Theme reports for the remaining themes: Biodiversity, Atmosphere, Inland Waters, Coasts and Oceans, Natural and Cultural Heritage, and Human Settlements are available in print from CSIRO PUBLISHING and on the Internet at: http://www.ea.gov.au/soe/
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