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Desert Uplands (DEU) bioregion

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Desert Uplands (DEU) bioregion wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,603.9 100.0% 2.3%
Artificial and highly modified 23.0 1.4% 0.0%
Lacustrine 213.1 13.3% 0.3%
Palustrine 603.7 37.6% 0.9%
Riverine 764.1 47.6% 1.1%

There are approximately 1,667 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Desert Uplands (DEU) bioregion wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 1,603.9 100.0% 2.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 219.7 13.7% 0.3%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 23.4 1.5% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 0.5 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 79.6 5.0% 0.1%
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 110.7 6.9% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 5.7 0.4% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 163.7 10.2% 0.2%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 0.3 0.0% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 177.8 11.1% 0.3%
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 18.7 1.2% 0.0%
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 16.6 1.0% 0.0%
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 23.0 1.4% 0.0%
Riverine 764.1 47.6% 1.1%

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wetland extent changes

Desert Uplands (DEU) bioregion wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 1,603.9 1,603.8 1,603.5 1,605.5 93.8%
Artificial and highly modified 23.0 22.7 21.2 20.2 n/a
Lacustrine 213.1 213.0 213.0 213.0 99.9%
Palustrine 603.7 603.8 604.2 604.6 93.1%
Riverine 764.1 764.2 765.0 767.6 92.8%
Desert Uplands (DEU) bioregion wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 1,603.9 1,603.8 1,603.5 1,605.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain grass, sedge, herb swamp 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Arid and semi-arid saline swamp 219.7 219.7 219.7 219.8
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (floodplain) 23.4 23.5 23.5 23.5
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (floodplain) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (floodplain) 79.6 79.7 80.0 80.2
Arid and semi-arid tree swamp (non-floodplain) 110.7 110.7 110.7 110.8
Arid and semi-arid lignum swamp (non-floodplain) 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7
Arid and semi-arid grass, sedge and herb swamp (non-floodplain) 163.7 163.7 163.8 163.8
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain spring swamp 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Arid and semi-arid saline lake 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8
Arid and semi-arid floodplain lake 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7
Arid and semi-arid non-floodplain lake 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6
Artificial and highly modified wetlands (dams, ring tanks, irrigation channels) 23.0 22.7 21.2 20.2
Riverine 764.1 764.2 765.0 767.6

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 2572 195 334 54 2771
Animals 632 20 121 22 656
Mammals 79 13 2 5 92
Birds 336 4 67 10 343
Reptiles 146 0 8 5 147
Amphibians 28 1 13 0 29
Ray-finned fishes 29 2 31 2 31
Insects 13 0 0 0 13
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 14 0 0 0 14
Plants 1910 175 213 32 2085
Protists 16 0 0 0 16

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the EHP WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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Desert Uplands (DEU) bioregion — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/bioregion-desert-uplands-deu/>.

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