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Jackson, WD 1972 , 'Vegetation of the Central Plateau' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. The La , pp. 61-86 .

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As might be expected in an upland region, the distribution
of plant communities is determined largely by low
temperatures, in particular by the degree and frequency of
frosts below -5°C, glazing storms, and ice-bearing winds.
The most significant single index which is readily available
is probably the mean summer temperature. A mean temperature
of 10°C for the warmest month has been accepted as the indicator
of the tree line (Daubenmire 1954). Most of the
Central Plateau above 1040m is thus in this category.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jackson, WD
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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