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Pleistocene macro-and micro-plant fossils fromRosebery, western Tasmania

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Colhoun, EA and Van de Geer, G 1987 , 'Pleistocene macro-and micro-plant fossils fromRosebery, western Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 121 , pp. 89-92 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.121.89.

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Abstract

Fossils of Microstrobos niphophilus and pollen in glacial lake clays that underlie till of the Penultimate Glaciation of western Tasmania indicate that an alpine heathland-herbfield environment occurred at 200 to 240 m altitude, and that the temperature was at least 4.5 to 5° C colder than at present. Charcoal in the deposits indicates that fires occurred adjacent to ice long before Man arrived in Tasmania.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Colhoun, EA and Van de Geer, G
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.121.89
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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