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Responses to waterlogging and frost related to the topographic sequences of eucalypt species at three sites in central Tasmania

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Kirkpatrick, JB ORCID: 0000-0003-2763-2692 and Gibson, N 1998 , 'Responses to waterlogging and frost related to the topographic sequences of eucalypt species at three sites in central Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 132 , pp. 31-34 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.132.31.

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Abstract

The boundaries between the eucalypt species typical of flats and hollows and those typical of slopes have been commonly attributed to variable waterlogging and/or frost resistance. Seedlings from three pairs of eucalypt species from the flats and slopes at three altitudes in central Tasmania (Eucalyptus ovata, E. rubida, 500 m; E. rodwayi, E. pauciflora, 800 m; E. gunnii, E. coccifera, 1000 m) were grown in a glasshouse experiment to test the interactive effects of species, waterlogging and fertiliser application on growth, frost resistance and frost recovery. The flats species largely proved more resistant to waterlogging, especially when fertilised, and less resistant to frost than the slopes species. Thus, it seems likely that the boundaries between the pairs of species are caused by relative frost resistance not waterlogging resistance.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kirkpatrick, JB and Gibson, N
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
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.132.31
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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