Hunter DA, Speare R, Marantelli G, Mendez D, Pietsch R, Osborne W (2010) Presence of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in threatened corroboree frog populations in the Australian Alps
Though Australia is not necessarily synonymous with the winter activity, the country is also home to the Australian Alps
, which are a popular base for skiing, boarding and other winter sports.
Mike Mahoney, General Manager of Ski Dubai, said: "We wanted to tie in the experience of Australia Day with that of winter sports as the Australian Alps
attract residents from the main cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
Well, once again, in my new home in the foothills of the Australian Alps
, I have been woken by the kookaburras, not an alarm dock.
The other chapters in this section cover a wide range of topics: the concept of wilderness in Finland in areas primarily used by the Sami indigenous people (Saarinen); scenic flying in South Island, New Zealand (Westwood and Boyd); tourist health issues in Sagarmatha National Park (Musa); a comparative study of ecotourism in Australian rainforests (Frost); destination image in mountain resorts in the summer in Australian Alps
(Russell et al.
The latter is A Journey from Sydney to the Australian Alps
Undertaken in the Months of January, February and March 1834 by John Lhotsky.
While peats in Australia have not been comprehensively mapped, a conservative estimate of the extent of Sphagnum peat in the mainland Australian Alps
is 520 [km.
The Australian Alps
currently provide the backdrop for advertisements promoting an up-market new car.
It's highest point is Mount Kosciusko in the Australian Alps
, at 2,228 metres.
Atop the Australian Alps
, skiers are wearing elegantly subtle wristwatches that serve as the latest in high-tech lift passes.
Figure 9: Climate change scenarios for the Australian Alps
Consider the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, the Gondwanian rainforests of the Daintree and Queensland, the ancient Kakadu National Park, the moss-filled forests of South West Tasmania, the breathtaking Kimberley, vast white Antarctica, sand-infused Fraser Island, the mighty Murray Darling River Basin, and the snow-chilled mountains and valleys of the Australian Alps
Much of this area is protected via a series of National Parks forming the Australian Alps
It is expected that winter tourism and alpine ecosystems will need to adjust to significant reductions in depth, duration and height of the regular snow cover in the Australian Alps
because of climate change.
However, aeolian dust infall is a process that has received little consideration in the formation of the soils of the Australian Alps
in New South Wales and Victoria.