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Pleistocene macro-and micro-plant fossils from Rosebery, western Tasmania

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Colhoun, EA and Van de Geer, G (1987) Pleistocene macro-and micro-plant fossils from Rosebery, western Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 121. pp. 89-92. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Fossils of Microstrobos niphophilus and pollen in glacial lake clays that underlie till of the Penultimate Glaciation of western Tasmania indicate that an alpine heathland-herbfield environment occurred at 200 to 240 m altitude, and that the temperature was at least 4.5 to 5° C colder than at present. Charcoal in the deposits indicates that fires occurred adjacent to ice long before Man arrived in Tasmania.

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. 89-92
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 02:43
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:35
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13890
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