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The Temperature Response in the Ring Widths of Phyllocladus Aspleniifolius (Celery-top Pine) Along an Altitudinal Gradient in the Warra LTER Area, Tasmania

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Allen, KJ, The Temperature Response in the Ring Widths of Phyllocladus Aspleniifolius (Celery-top Pine) Along an Altitudinal Gradient in the Warra LTER Area, Tasmania, Australian Geographical Studies, 40, (3) pp. 287-299. ISSN 0004-9190 (2002) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The temperature response of four Phyllocladus aspleniifolius (Celery-top Pine) sites along an altitudinal gradient within a cool temperate broad leaf forest environment in the southwest of Tasmania, Australia was examined. Although strong evidence of a systematically changing response with elevation could not be found, there was evidence that minimum temperature in particular may be important in determining the altitudinal extent of the species. Climatic responses of the Warra LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) area sites were representative of other known sites in southwestern Tasmania. A link between event years in P. aspleniifolius and warm/dry conditions indicates that these event years may provide a guide to the historical frequency of fire weather in Tasmania's southwest.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Biogeography and Phylogeography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Allen, KJ (Dr Kathy Allen)
ID Code:37886
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-02-23
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