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A natural regions map for Tasmania


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Orchard, AE 1988 , 'A natural regions map for Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 122, no. 2 , pp. 47-51 .

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Tasmania has been divided into 13 regions for the purpose of mapping plant distribution. Eleven of these
regions are large ecogeographic zones, the other two being defined to accommodalc historic and administrative
requirements of the Tasmanian Herbarium. The boundaries of all regions are defined on natural features, principally
rivers and a Ititudinal contours. The region names are being routinely added to labes of specimens in the Tasmanian
Herbarium. Very similar regions are recognised in a scheme being used by other agencies in Tasmania for nature
conservation purposes, and the differences between the two schemes are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Orchard, AE
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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