Shrubland is spread throughout much of Australia. It includes small areas of coastal heathland and vast regions of saltbush and bluebush, with scattered low eucalyptus trees or acacias. Acacia shrublands, chenopod shrublands and mallee shrublands/woodlands are the three ecotypes that make up the shrubland biome of Australia. These ecotypes all have very dry, warm climates and high floral diversity. Shrubland has historically been used for grazing, but mining has spread in its impact and extent throughout the biome.
Australia and New Zealand - Shrubland