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An Early to Middle Pleistocene flora of subalpine affinities in lowland western Tasmania

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Jordan, GJ and Macphail, MK and Barnes, RW and Hill, RS (1995) An Early to Middle Pleistocene flora of subalpine affinities in lowland western Tasmania. Australian Journal of Botany, 43 (2). pp. 231-242.

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Abstract

Macro- and micro-fossil plants are described from Early to Middle Pleistocene sediments at Regatta Point, western Tasmania. The sediments are floristically and lithologically distinct from other sediments at the same site, and contain a precursor to modem subalpine vegetation. The sediments contain foliage characteristic of modem western Tasmanian subalpine and alpine rainforest species. Pollen and spores suggest the presence of open vegetation similar to modem subalpine heath and herbfield. A number of taxa are inconsistent with modern high altitude vegetation, which suggests re-assortment of plant associations during periods of climate change.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: palaeoclimate, extinction, conifer
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Botany
Page Range: pp. 231-242
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1071/BT9950231
Additional Information: The definitive version is available from http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/65.htm
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:21
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/1731
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