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Terrestrial vegetation and environments on Heard Island


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Bergstrom, DM and Selkirk, PM 2000 , 'Terrestrial vegetation and environments on Heard Island' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 133, no. 2 , pp. 33-46 .

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Significantly ice-covered and with a very small flora (11 vascular species and about 60 bryophyte taxa), Heard Island is still emerging from
the effects of the last glacial maximum. This study presents the results of a general vegetation survey. A baseline framework of
environmental conditions that affect vegetation on the island is described and a classification (TWINSPAN) analysis based on presencel
absence data of both vascular plant species and bryophyte taxa is provided. Distinct suites of taxa were identified on the island, some
containing bryophytes only. Fifteen ecological groups were delineated. A discussion of ecological amplitude of import ant bryophyte and
vascular plant taxa on Heard Island is included.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bergstrom, DM and Selkirk, PM
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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