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Pleistocene macro-and micro-plant fossils from Rosebery, western Tasmania
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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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.
|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|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||24 May 2012 02:43|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:35|
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