Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty

Faculty of Communications, Health and Science

First Advisor

Pierre Horwitz

Abstract

The development and local distribution of organic soils in Australia have been poorly documented. Within Western Australia, conditions conducive to the accumulation of organic matter are geographically restricted and generally occur in coastal and/or forested landscapes. An extensive system of wetlands with peal soils occurs in the Muir-Unicup region in the far south west of Western Australia. Bokarup Swamp, Kodjinup Swamp and Noobijup Lake are representative of the wetlands occurring in this region. They arc shallow (

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