Shape Files

The shape files of the phytogeographic sub-regions may be downloaded from the media section below.

History of Australian Bioregionalisation

For a recent and detailed account of the history of Australian bioregionalisation please download Ebach, M.C. (2012) A History of Biogeographical Regionalisation in Australia. Zootaxa, 3392: 1-34 [open access].

Other Australian Regionalisation Projects

Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA version 7)

"The latest version, IBRA7, classifies Australia's landscapes into 89 large geographically distinct bioregions based on common climate, geology, landform, native vegetation and species information. For example, the Australian Alps, the Nullabor Plain and the Wet Tropics are distinct bioregions. The 89 bioregions are further refined to form 419 subregions which are more localised and homogenous geomorphological units in each bioregion. The bioregions and subregions are defined in the IBRA7 bioregional map. IBRA is a more detailed subset of the global ecoregions" (from the IBRA website accessed 17.04.2013).

The Integrated Marine and Coastal Regionalisation of Australia (IMCRA version 4)

"The Integrated Marine and Coastal Regionalisation of Australia (IMCRA v4.0) is a spatial framework for classifying Australia's marine environment into bioregions that make sense ecologically and are at a scale useful for regional planning. These bioregions are the basis for the development of a National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (NRSMPA).

There have been a number of iterations to the marine regionalisation process. The latest is IMCRA version 4.0." (From the IMCRA website accessed 17.04.2013).

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith