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Guidelines for collecting and conserving dendrochronology samples from Tasmanian public reserves


Harris, S and Allen, K and Baker, P and Bird, T and Bowman, DMJS and Connolly, A and d'Arville, L and Harwood, C and Rozefelds, A and Wardlaw, T, Guidelines for collecting and conserving dendrochronology samples from Tasmanian public reserves, Tasforests, 18, (November) pp. 145-158. ISSN 1033-8306 (2009) [Refereed Article]


In the last 30 years there has been increasing recognition of the potential for dendrochronological studies on Tasmanian trees. This research is likely to provide information that can be used for historical, palaeoclimatic and palaeogeographical reconstructions. Research to date in Tasmania has focussed on the endemic conifers, in particular Lagarostrobus franklinii and Athrotaxis spp., although other species have been used. Most available evidence indicates that properly conducted tree coring does not have any adverse effect on the health of conifers. Hardwoods, however, are susceptible to staining and fungal attack and Nothofagus cunninghamii is particularly prone to damage by myrtle wilt. As some dendrochronology field practices have the potential to cause damage, there is a need to establish appropriate guidelines in this area. Much dendrochronological work occurs in reserves where scientific collecting permits are required. This paper provides a set of proposed guidelines and conditions for the issue of such permits in Tasmanian public reserves.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Palaeoecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:61764
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2010-03-05
Last Modified:2012-03-05

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