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Temperate rainforests of Australasia


Kirkpatrick, JB and DellaSala, DA, Temperate rainforests of Australasia, Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World: Ecology and Conservation, Island Press, DellaSala, DA (ed), Washington DC, USA, pp. 195-212. ISBN 9781597266765 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Temperate rainforests of western and northeastern Tasmania, mainland Australia (New South Wales, Victoria), and New Zealand, collectively referred to as Australasia throughout this book (see figure 8-1), are restricted primarily to coastal areas of latitudes 39.5 to 43.5°S latitude. These rainforests are valued for their beauty, mystery, and spirituality by nearly all Australians and New Zealanders, having been globally recognized by scientists, bureaucrats, and nongovernmental organizations for outstanding universal significance according to a wide variety of tests of the forests’ importance.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Rainforest, temperate rainforest, boreal rainforest, prehumid coastal forest, Valdivian temperate
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
UTAS Author:Kirkpatrick, JB (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
ID Code:65854
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-12-07
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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