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References, Acknowledgements and Disclaimer

References

Carr DB (2005) Summary of the Greening Australia Seed Provenance workshop, Royal on the Park Hotel, June 20, 2004. In ACMER 5th Native Seed Biology Workshop. ACMER, Brisbane, Queensland.

Houlder D, Hutchinson MF, Nix HA, and McMahon J. (2000) ESOCLIM in the ANUCLIM 5.0 package, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, Canberra.

LUCID (the software running Species Navigator): for more information please visit the Lucid web page. LUCID is a trademark of The University of Queensland .

Acknowledgements

We wish to thank Gary Chapple, on behalf of the Council of Heads Australasian Herbaria (CHAH), Brett Summerell (CHAH) and staff from the various State and Territory Herbaria - Plant Biodiversity Centre (State Herbarium of South Australia), Adelaide; Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane; Australian National Herbarium, Canberra; Tasmanian Herbarium, Hobart; National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne; National Herbarium of New South Wales, Sydney and Western Australian Herbarium, Perth - for access to specimen information. We particularly wish to thank Neville Walsh (Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria), Terry Macfarlane (Western Australian Herbarium), Andrew Young (CSIRO Plant Industry), Linda Broadhurst (CSIRO Plant Industry), Russell Barrett (BGPA, Western Australia), Andrew Brown (DEC, Western Australia) Karen Wilson (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney), David Warren (Greening Australia NSW) and Simon Heyes (Greening Australia, Victoria) for graciously taking the time to provide personally communicated information on various species presented. Library Assistance from Margaret Hindley (Greening Australia), Kirsten Cowley (National Herbarium), CSIRO Forestry Library and CSIRO Black Mountain Library is gratefully acknowledged.

We are grateful to numerous people who took the time to either review the content of Species Navigator, or who suggested improvements to its structure. We thank Bindi Vanzella, Christine Corbett, Mic Durant, Jim Robinson, Paul Gibson-Roy, Simon Bey, Todd Berkinshaw, Anne Brown and David Carr (all from Greening Australia), Geoff Carr (Ecology Australia), Nathan McQuoid (Ecologist), Chris Harwood (formerly CSIRO Forest Biosciences now with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems), Tim Vercoe, Lex Thomson (both formerly CSIRO Ensis), John Doran, Brian Gunn (both formerly CSIRO Forest Biosciences now with CSIRO Plant Industry), Andrew Young (CSIRO Plant Industry), Andrew Brown (Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia) and Peter Wilson (National Herbarium of New South Wales). Special thanks to Matt Taylor (Centre for Biological Information Technology, University of Queensland) who promptly resolved queries concerning the use of LUCID.

Species Navigator was funded by the Australian Government through the Natural Heritage Trust as the major activity of the Florabank2 project. This incarnation of Species Navigator would not have been possible without funding support for Maurice McDonald by CSIRO Australian Tree Seed Centre during 1998-2004.

Disclaimer

Species Navigator is intended to assist the user to make 'best bet' selections of the species most likely to be successfully grown on a given site. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the targeted site has been accurately assessed to obtain the most accurate and representative site data possible prior to inputting it into the Key. This will avoid the old adage 'garbage in = garbage out'. Users need to be particularly aware that environmentally variable sites are likely to have micro-habitats that are not representative of the overall climate and soils of the site. Prior to planting out, always double-check in the field that the environmental profile of the species selected accurately matches the ecology of the site. We urge the user to employ common sense or seek further expert advice if they have any doubts or concerns about information on any of the species presented or any of the advice given when using Species Navigator. Species Navigator is a decision support tool and as such, any decision based on its use remains the sole responsibility of the user.