Cape York Peninsula Scientific Expedition Report



The Cape York Peninsula Scientific Expedition Report records the results of the most comprehensive wet season expedition ever undertaken in Cape York Peninsula. Fieldwork for 35 projects was carried out by 44 researchers from January to March 1992. Researchers came from a wide range of Australian universities, museums, herbaria and government departments.

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Volume 1 (xii, 73 p.) contains:

Feeney, P.

Organization of the Expedition

Falls, R. & Forgan, B.

Overview of the Climatology Studies

Lavarack, P.S.

Overview of the Botany Studies

Sands, D.

Overview of the Invertebrate Studies

Covacevich, J.

Overview of the Vertebrate Studies

Molnar, R.

 A Motor of Evolution?: Overview of the Evolution Study

Clarkson, J.R.

A Summary List of the Vascular Plants Collected

Cribb, A.B.

A Summary List of Freshwater Algae Species Collected

Cribb, J.W. & Cribb, A.B.

A Summary List of Fungi Species Collected

McEvey, S.F.

A Summary List of Invertebrate and Vertebrate Species Recorded


Abstracts of the Scientists' Reports

Volume 2 (295 p.) contains the researchers' reports:

Part 1. Climatology


Burnett, A.N. and Geerts, B.

Ground Level Investigations of the Diurnal wind Variation on Cape York Peninsula During CYPSE, 1992

Tapper, N. and Barta, T.

Surface Energy Balance Studies At Heathlands, Northern Cape York Peninsula

Part 2. Botany


Clarkson, J.R.

A Vegetation Survey of Jardine River National Park and Heathlands DOP Reserve

Cribb, A.B.

Some Freshwater Algae from Cape York Peninsula

Cribb, J.W. and Cribb, A.B.

Some Fungi from Cape York Peninsula

Jacobs, S.W.L.

Aquatic Plants, Ferns, Grasses and Tropical Weeds of Cape York Peninsula

Johnson, R.W.

Convolvulaceae and Weeds of Heathlands

Jones, D.L. and Broers, C.H.

Ferns and Fern Allies of the Heathlands Area

Jones, D.L. and Broers, C.H.

Orchids of the Heathlands Area

Neldner, V.J.

Vegetation Survey and Mapping of Far Northern Queensland

Pedley, L.

Annuals and Ephemerals at Heathlands

Reddell, P.

Mushrooms, Truffles and Mycorrhizas in Plant communities of the Heathlands Area, Cape York Peninsula

Wilson, K.

Sedges and Smartweeds of Cape York Peninsula

Part 3. Invertebrate Zoology


Black, D.

Millipedes (Diplopoda) of the Heathlands Area

Bryan, J.

Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Collections

Cassis, G.

A Report on the Heteroptera and Dermaptera from the Survey of Cape York Peninsula

Daniels, G.

Orthorrhaphous and Aschizan Diptera (Flies) from the Heathlands - Jardine River Area of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Ewart, A.

Cicadas of the Heathlands Region, Cape York Peninsula

Exley, E.M., Schneider, M.A. and Daniels, G.

Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from Heathlands, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

McEvey, S.

Drosophilidae (Diptera) of Northern Cape York Peninsula

McKay, R.

The Wolf Spiders of Cape York Peninsula

Naumann, I.D., Edwards, E.D., Weir, T.A. and Rentz, D.C.F.

Insects of the Heathlands Area, Cape York Peninsula

Reeves, D.M.

Odonata (Dragonflies) from Cape York Peninsula

Schneider, M. A.

Acalyptrate Diptera from Heathlands, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

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Trichoptera, Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Odonata of the Jardine River area, Cape York Peninsula, Northern Queensland

Part 4. Vertebrate Zoology


Byron, G. and Blake, D.

Distribution and Abundance of Freshwater Fish on Northern Cape York Peninsula

Cohen, M.P. and Williams, S.E.

Frogs of the Heathlands Area, Cape York Peninsula

Cohen, M.P. and Williams, S.E.

General Ecology of the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus, and Examination of Direct Effects on Native Frog Choruses at Heathlands, Cape York Peninsula

Coles, R.B. and Lumsden, L.

Report of the Survey of Bats in the Heathlands Area of Cape York Peninsula

Couper, P.J., Cohen, M.P. Williams, S.E. and Couper, K.L.D.

Reptile Records for the Heathlands Area, Cape York Peninsula

Crossland, M.R.

The Effects of Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) Eggs on Potential Aquatic Predators

Ingram, G.

Birds Recorded on the Cape York Peninsula Scientific Expedition

James, C.

Call Variation in the Northern Dwarf Tree-frog, Litoria bicolor: Field Studies at Cape York Peninsula During the Dry 'Wet Season' of 1992

Woolley, P.A.

A Search for the Chestnut Dunnart, Sminthopsis archeri (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), in the Vicinity of Heathlands, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Part 5. Evolution


Barton, A. Grignon, T. and Mulhern, P.J.

The Evolution of Life on a Binary Planet