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The Mount Wellington string bog, Tasmania

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Whinam, J and Kirkpatrick, JB 1994 , 'The Mount Wellington string bog, Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 128 , pp. 63-68 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.128.63.

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Abstract

A string bog ecosystem occupies part of a subalpine valley on Mt Wellington, Tasmania. The steps in the subsurface blockstream preferentially underlie pools. Variations in pool hydrology are independent of pool size. There is a correlation between pool shape and pool type, an oval shape being indicative of more recent secondary pool formation, primary pools with rocky floors being variably shaped. Variation in the bog
vegetation is closely related to variations in slope, drainage and peat depth. The major changes in abundance of pollen types are related to changes in abundance of charcoal. The Mt Wellington string bog complex appears likely to have been formed by similar processes to those postulated to have resulted in the string bog system at Mt Field.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Whinam, J and Kirkpatrick, JB
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.128.63
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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