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Successional sequences in two Tasmanian valley Sphagnum peatlands


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Whinam, J and Kirkpatrick, JB (1995) Successional sequences in two Tasmanian valley Sphagnum peatlands. Journal of Vegetation Science, 6 (5). pp. 675-682. ISSN 1100-9233

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The sequences of macrofossils in 17 cores from two Tasmanian valley Sphagnum peatlands reveal a wide variety of successional pathways. The most common sequence is from restiad mires to Sphagnum mires to heath. While it is impossible to conclusively separate allogenic and autogenic influences, it seems likely that the rapid rate of change recorded in the upper levels of the cores may, in part, reflect recent climatic change. Most other changes recorded in the core are likely to be predominantly autogenic.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Empodisma, macrofossil, mire, succession
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Vegetation Science
Page Range: pp. 675-682
ISSN: 1100-9233
Identification Number - DOI: 10.2307/3236437
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2007 04:13
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:25
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