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Supporting Habitats

Preservation of natural and semi natural ecosystems as suitable living space for wild biotic communities and individual species. This function also includes the provision of suitable breeding, reproduction, nursery, refugia and corridors (connectivity) for species.


Supporting Functions

How do supporting habitats contribute to ecosystem service provision?

For birds and possums tree hollows provide habitat for breeding and protection from predators.

Natural ecosystems are a storehouse of genetic information generated through evolutionary process.


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Table 1 below presents the relative magnitude supporting habitats contribute to different ecosystem services (relative to other ecosystem functions) in SEQ.



What is the temporal and geographic scale supporting habitats operate at and services are delivered?


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The map to the right shows areas where the function supporting habitats is expected to occur across SEQ. Data sets supporting the map can be found in the Quick Index. By clicking on the link below the map it will provide a more detailed view.


How do we know if we are degrading, maintaining or improving supporting habitats in SEQ?


Many iconic and threatened species in SEQ depend on supporting habitats.

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How do we manage this ecosystem function in SEQ?


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