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Evolution of Australian Biota: 

Evolution of Australian Biota Our Changing Flora & Fauna

What types of environments do we see in Australia?: 

What types of environments do we see in Australia? Name three of the types that you know.

Slide3: 

What types of environments do we see in Australia? Name three of the types that you know. Describe Australia as a whole in terms of: Rainfall Temperature Soil type

Australia 50 million years ago: 

Australia 50 million years ago Part of Gondwana - sharing of flora and fauna between the continents What was the centre of Australia like? Lush rainforest with soft leaves - Beech forest Floundering fauna - crocs, dolphins etc

The Red Centre?: 

The Red Centre?

Australia drifts north: 

Australia drifts north Antarctic Beech to Sclerophyll

So wheres the evidence?: 

So wheres the evidence? Need to look at the fossil and geological records to piece together our past Overall rainforests have contracted and sclerophyll and grasslands have spread

Your Job - study the evidence: 

Your Job - study the evidence Read Surfing sheet 14 and complete Q 1. Complete a table with column headings - Evidence of , Fossil or other evidence. Complete Surfing 15

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