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Late-Quaternary vegetation history of Tasmania from pollen records


Colhoun, EA and Shimeld, PW, Late-Quaternary vegetation history of Tasmania from pollen records, Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes, ANU E Press, SG Haberle and B David (ed), Australia, pp. 297-328. ISBN 978-1-921862-72-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Vegetation forms the major living characteristic of a landscape that solicits inquiry into the history of its changes during the late Quaternary and the major factors that have influenced the changes. Early studies considered ecological factors would cause vegetation to develop until a stable climatic climax formation was attained (Clements 1936). The concept of an area developing a potential natural vegetation in the absence of humans was similar (Tüxen 1956). Both ideas held that the vegetation of an area would develop to a stable condition that would change little. However, the vegetation of a region never remains in stasis, but develops dynamically through time, influenced by changing dominant factors (Chiarucci et al. 2010).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:vegetation, history
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Other environmental sciences
Research Field:Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shimeld, PW (Mr Peter Shimeld)
ID Code:122003
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2017-10-25
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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