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Phytosociological analysis of the vegetation of Lagoon Beach, Tasmania

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Kirkpatrick, JB (1975) Phytosociological analysis of the vegetation of Lagoon Beach, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 109. pp. 53-64. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The vegetation of the Lagoon Beach area is mapped and described. Classification
and ordination of thirty-five randomly located quadrats, and central chi-squared distribution analysis of association
between species, reveal three main species/stand groups. The wombat-grazed
closed-herbfields dominated by Samolus repens and Schoenus nitens form one strong
group associated with the lagoonal flats. A second group consists of stands which
include characteristic heath species such as Casuarina monilifera and Hypolaena fastigiata.
A third, less well-defined group consists mainly of Eucalyptus viminalis open
forests with an understory characteristically dominated by pteridium esculentum. The
factors that could be responsible for the differentiation of the vegetation of the
area are discussed, and a species list is appended.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tasmania, Hobart, 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. 53-64
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 04:56
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
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