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Successional sequences in two Tasmanian valley Sphagnum peatlands


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

DOI: doi:10.2307/3236437


Abstract. 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. 1995 IAVS ‐ the International Association of Vegetation Science

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kirkpatrick, JB (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
ID Code:6213
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-17

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