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Reconciliation time: resolving the conflicts between paleaoenvironmental science and evolution

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Jordan, G, Reconciliation time: resolving the conflicts between paleaoenvironmental science and evolution, Quaternary Australasia, 21, (2) pp. 6-9. ISSN 0811-0433 (2003) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

I am faced with a quandary. Many of you will know parts of this story, but perhaps fewer have put the parts together. Although it might seem parochial, I feel that it is an exemplar of a kind of problem that is appearing in many parts of the world.

The problem is with the idea of glacial refugia in eastern Tasmania. This region is botanically diverse, and includes many species that occur nowhere else. This raises the question of what these species did during the last glacial maximum (LGM). Did they survive in isolated pockets of suitable habitat (refugia), did they recolonise from elsewhere after the LGM or have they evolved since the LGM?

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Jordan, G (Associate Professor Greg Jordan)
ID Code:36536
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2015-09-07
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