Freshwater Biogeographic Provinces
Broad geographic areas such as Queensland can cover a diverse and complex array of ecosystem types which can make understanding aquatic ecosystem processes difficult. This heterogeneity is related to geographic distance and the presence of different landscape attributes. Regionalisation is a process used to divide a large area into smaller areas with similar (less variable) ecosystem types. This reduction in variability is beneficial to condition assessments because it increases the efficiency of the monitoring effort applied within a sampling program.
To find out more about riverine systems in Queensland choose a wetland type conceptual model below.
Some basic characteristics of riverine or lotic (flowing, moving) systems include:
The riverine ecosystems in Queensland have been divided into Freshwater Biogeographic Provinces (FBPs) using broad patterns in the natural distribution of faunal communities.
Conceptual models currently exist for:
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Last updated: 22 March 2013
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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Freshwater Biogeographic Provinces, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/aquatic-ecosystems-natural/riverine/freshwater-biogeo/