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Fire history of the northern part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and its associated regions

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Johnson, K and Marsden-Smedley, JB, Fire history of the northern part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and its associated regions, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 136 pp. 145-152. ISSN 0080-4703 (2002) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2002 The Royal Society of Tasmania

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Abstract

Fire history (from the 1820s to 2000) in the northern quarter of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage and its associated regions is discussed in this paper. This area includes Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Granite Tor Conservation Area, Walls of Jerusalem National Park and the Central Plateau Conservation Area west of Great Lake. In common with fire history in southwest Tasmania there have been major changes in fire regimes during the last 180 years, with major fires in the 1890s (most probably the 1896-97 or 1897-98 or both) and the 1930s (most probably 1933-43). However, in contrast to southwest Tasmania, there were major fires until the early 1960s.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:TWWA, fire history, western Tasmania
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Conservation and Biodiversity
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Johnson, K (Dr Karen Johnson)
Author:Marsden-Smedley, JB (Dr Jonathan Marsden-Smedley)
ID Code:73292
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2011-09-26
Last Modified:2012-06-28
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