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Late-Quaternary vegetation history of Tasmania from pollen records

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Colhoun, EA and Shimeld, PW, Late-Quaternary vegetation history of Tasmania from pollen records, Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes, ANU E Press, SG Haberle and B David (ed), Australia, pp. 297-328. ISBN 978-1-921862-72-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2012 ANU E Press

Official URL: http://press.anu.edu.au?p=165471

Abstract

Vegetation forms the major living characteristic of a landscape that solicits inquiry into the history of its changes during the late Quaternary and the major factors that have influenced the changes. Early studies considered ecological factors would cause vegetation to develop until a stable climatic climax formation was attained (Clements 1936). The concept of an area developing a potential natural vegetation in the absence of humans was similar (Tüxen 1956). Both ideas held that the vegetation of an area would develop to a stable condition that would change little. However, the vegetation of a region never remains in stasis, but develops dynamically through time, influenced by changing dominant factors (Chiarucci et al. 2010).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:vegetation, history
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Other Environmental Sciences
Research Field:Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments not elsewhere classified
Author:Shimeld, PW (Mr Peter Shimeld)
ID Code:122003
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2017-10-25
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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