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Desert Rivers & Salt Lakes

Rainfall in these areas is similar to that in the Chenopod shrublands. The salty nature of the ecosystems means that only a highly specialised biota can live in them. Both species diversity and overall numbers are low. As far as the numbers go, there can be huge numbers of brine shrimp in the salt lakes.

Sources & Further reading

  1. Penny Van Oosterzee, The Centre - The Natural history of Australia's Desert Regions, Reed Australia, 1993
  2. Mary E White, After the Greening, The Browning of Australia, Kangaroo Press, 1994

 

 

 

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