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Soil erosion between Birchs Inlet and Elliott Bay, southwestern Tasmania

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Pemberton, M (1988) Soil erosion between Birchs Inlet and Elliott Bay, southwestern Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 122 (2). pp. 109-114. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Organic soils (peats) in areas of southwestern Tasmania have been degraded by fire and subsequent erosive
processes, area affected by frequent firing has been examined and mapped to demonstrate the extent and severity
of erosion. A high fire frequency is likely to lead to increased peat loss, a decrease in height and cover of vegetarion
and ultimately to areas denuded of peat. Implications for land management are discussed,

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. 109-114
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 01:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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