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Vegetation of the Central Plateau
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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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.
|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|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|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|
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