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Vegetation of the Central Plateau

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Jackson, WD (1972) Vegetation of the Central Plateau. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, The La. pp. 61-86. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

As might be expected in an upland region, the distribution of plant communities is determined largely by low temperatures, in particular by the degree and frequency of frosts below -5°C, glazing storms, and ice-bearing winds. The most significant single index which is readily available is probably the mean summer temperature. A mean temperature of 10°C for the warmest month has been accepted as the indicator of the tree line (Daubenmire 1954). Most of the Central Plateau above 1040m is thus in this category.

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. 61-86
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Edited by M.R. Banks.- Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 05:36
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14597
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