Girraween National Park

Location:Queensland, Australia
IUCN Category:II
Area:28,978 acres (11,727 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Köppen climate classification:Cfb (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: warm summer)

Ecoregions

Eastern Australian temperate forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Share40 %30 %10 %10 %10 %
Soil TypeSolodic PlanosolsDystric PlanosolsOrthic SolonetzDystric RegosolsPodzols
Topsoil TextureCoarseMediumMediumMediumCoarse
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainagePoorPoorModerately wellModerately wellSomewhat excessive
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m150 m100 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel4 %4 %6 %20 %3 %
Sand76 %41 %47 %42 %87 %
Silt13 %39 %28 %37 %9 %
Clay11 %20 %25 %21 %4 %
USDA TextureSandy loamLoamLoamLoamLoamy sand
Reference Bulk Density1.56 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.73 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.46 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³1.37 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.45 %1.21 %0.66 %1.37 %2.08 %
PH6.24.58.15.14.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity40 cmol kg⁻¹23 cmol kg⁻¹46 cmol kg⁻¹23 cmol kg⁻¹73 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity6 cmol kg⁻¹7 cmol kg⁻¹16 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹5 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation77 %30 %100 %22 %16 %
Total Exchangeable Bases5.1 cmol kg⁻¹9.2 cmol kg⁻¹21.1 cmol kg⁻¹2.6 cmol kg⁻¹2.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %5.8 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium6 %2 %13 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.6 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel7 %4 %8 %35 %3 %
Sand59 %28 %40 %44 %86 %
Silt13 %31 %27 %35 %9 %
Clay28 %41 %33 %21 %5 %
USDA TextureSandy clay loamClayClay loamLoamLoamy sand
Reference Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.28 g/cm³1.33 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.7 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.63 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.58 g/cm³1.53 g/cm³1.57 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.22 %0.36 %0.29 %0.6 %0.51 %
PH6.64.88.54.94.8
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity40 cmol kg⁻¹20 cmol kg⁻¹57 cmol kg⁻¹18 cmol kg⁻¹52 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity11 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹19 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹3 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation86 %57 %100 %25 %21 %
Total Exchangeable Bases13 cmol kg⁻¹15.8 cmol kg⁻¹35.7 cmol kg⁻¹2.1 cmol kg⁻¹1.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate1.8 %0 %7.4 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0.1 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium23 %2 %39 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-12.7 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263