Termites of Northern Australia
By Alan Andersen, Peter Jacklyn, Tracy Dawes-Gromadzki and
Termite mounds are a distinctive feature of the tropical
savannas, and the role of termites is very important in ecosystems
in this part of the world. More than 100 species of termite are
found in the tropical savannas but little is known about most of
them. This book discusses termite societies and their role in
ecosystems and outlines some of the Aboriginal uses of termites. It
also introduces readers to the species of termites most likely to
be encountered and recognised in northern Australia.
Termites of Northern Australia is an attractively illustrated
popular account for anyone interested in these fascinating insects,
and will be useful to the many thousands of people—tourists,
students, amateur naturalists and researchers, who visit the
tropical savannas each year and marvel at termites.
Produced by CSIRO and Tropical Savannas CRC, Published by
Cost: $10.00; ISBN: 0957723091 CODE: BKTDRM
Fire on the Savannas: Voices from the Landscape
Edited by Dennis Schulz
Published by Tropical Savannas CRC
The booklet is based on interviews conducted at the CRC's fire
management workshop held in March this year. This workshop brought
together pastoralists, indigenous land managers, scientists,
conservationists, tour operators, miners and the military.
While the booklet is not an authoritative text on fire
management, it is a fascinating account of viewpoints to fire
management in the north, illustrating where these views diverge and
meet. Proceedings of the workshop are also now in print.
The booklet's views are from:
- Pastoralist - Jeff Baker, manager of Mataranka Station,
- Indigenous Pastoralist - Len Rosendale of Hopevale, Cape York,
- Bush Administrator - Jim Forscutt, Mayor of Katherine, NT.
- Management Scientist - Dr Jeremy Russell-Smith, NT Bushfires
- Traditional Burners - Dean Yibarbuk, Jimmy Kalarriya, Lofty
Bardayal, Isaiah Buranali, Tom Wood, Jack Namandale, Ross Guymala
from Arnhem Land, NT.
- Natural Historian - Dr David Bowman - NT University.
- Pastoralist - Tom Starr, former manager of Ban Ban Station, NT
and tourism entrepreneur.
- Firefighter - Neil Phillips, Fire Control Officer for the
southern operation - Bushfires Council of the NT.
Price: $12 (GST inc.) ISBN: 0-9587376-3-0
Books delivered upon receipt of payment
Tropical Topics was produced by the
Environmental Protection Agency and was written, edited and
produced by Stella Martin. Publication has now ceased.
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