Habitats are created through a mix of soil, available water, micro-climate and the interactions of plants and other factors.  Fire is an important element in shaping the habitats in the wet dry tropics. Habitats are dynamic and changing and the species mix within habitats varies.

Seasonal cycles also bring major changes to habitats, from flooded to dry and cracked soils in just a few months in some places.  The following pieces of information are designed to help people understand a little of the habitats of tropical Nth Australia.