Deserts and xeric shrublands
Southern central Australia
Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
The Tirari-Sturt Stony Desert includes four whole IBRA’s: ‘Stony Plains’, ‘Gawler’, ‘Flinders and Olary Ranges’, and ‘Broken Hill Complex’ (Thackway and Cresswell 1995). It is a vast region of chenopod shrublands, belah and mallee open woodlands, and mulga woodlands and scrubland with extensive gibber plains in the Sturt Stony Desert.
Thackway, R. and I. D. Cresswell. editors. 1995. An Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia: a framework for establishing the national system of reserves, Version 4.0. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.
Prepared by: Angas Hopkins