Native vegetation of the west coast region of Tasmania

Kirkpatrick, JB ORCID: 0000-0003-2763-2692 1977 , 'Native vegetation of the west coast region of Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. Landsc , pp. 55-80 , doi: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.111.1.55.

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The native vegetation of the West Coast consists of alpine heaths and herb fields , closed-forests dominated mainly by Nothofagus and A throtaxis , open communities dominated by Eucalyptus , and scrub , heath , sedgeland and herbland in which the main species belong to the Myrtaceae , Epacridaceae , Cyperaceae and Restionaceae. The species composition of the alpine and closed-forest communities is strongly influenced by fire history , as is the relative distribution of the closed-forest and more fire ¬ resistant communities . Edaphic conditions , particularly drainage , play an important role in the spatial differentiation of the vegetation of the region.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators: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: https://doi.org/10.26749/rstpp.111.1.55
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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