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The Mount Wellington string bog, Tasmania

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Whinam, J and Kirkpatrick, JB (1994) The Mount Wellington string bog, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 128. pp. 63-68. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

A string bog ecosystem occupies part ofasubalpinevalleyon Mt Wellington, Tasmania. The steps in the subsurface biockstream preferentially underlie pools Variations in pool hydrology are independent of pool size. There is a correlarion between pool sbape and pool type, an oval sbape being indicative of more recent secondary pool formation, primary pools with rocky floors being variably shaped. Variation in the bog vegetation is closely related to variations in slope, drainage and peat depth. The major changes in abundance of pollen types are relared to changes in abundance of charcoal. The Mt Wellington string bog complex appears likely to have been formed by similar processes to those postulated to bave resulted in the string bog system at Mt Field.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 63-68
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 01:32
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13701
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