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Erosion and rabbits on Macquarie Island: some comments


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Griffin, BJ (1980) Erosion and rabbits on Macquarie Island: some comments. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 114. pp. 81-83. ISSN 0080-4703

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Rapid emergence and subsequent glacial and periglacial action on Macquarie Island have placed it in a state of high erosional activity. The dominant processes are mass erosion through landslips, soil creep slumping and solifluction. Fluvial and aeolian erosion are only important in very restricted areas. Rabbit activity has had a minimal effect on the overall rates of erosion although appearing significant in some localised areas.

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. 81-83
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 01:51
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:36
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