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A checklist of the macrofungi at the Woodvine Nature Reserve


Gates, G and Ratkowsky, DA, A checklist of the macrofungi at the Woodvine Nature Reserve, The Tasmanian Naturalist, 135 pp. 58-66. ISSN 0819-6826 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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The Woodvine Nature Reserve is a 377 hectare property situated in southeast Tasmania,about 45 kilometres east of Hobart and c. 8 kilometres from Forcett. The most recent owner of the property was H.E. ‘Ernie’ Shaw, his great-grandparents having settled there in 1861. Desirous of protecting the animals that lived there, and wishing to preserve its unique vegetation, Mr Shaw donated the property to the Crown in 1998, and because of its relatively low levels of clearing and very low grazing pressure, its high order of natural values resulted in it being proclaimed as a nature reserve in 2001. In contrast with much of the neighbouring land, the reserve retains an extensive cover of native vegetation (c. 85% of its area) that is deemed to be important for the conservation of rare and threatened species of plants and animals and vegetation communities at the local, regional State and national level. The reserve supports representative examples of vegetation communities that have now been extensively cleared in southeastern Tasmania. In particular, it has three vegetation communities considered significant, namely Eucalyptus amygdalina forest and woodland on sandstone, Eucalyptus ovata heathy woodland, and Themeda triandra lowland grassland. Its areas of buttongrass (Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus) and wetland with sphagnum moss species occur below the minimum rainfall levels for their expected range, the mean annual rainfall for this area of subhumid climate being about 500 mm.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Gates, G (Dr Genevieve Gates)
UTAS Author:Ratkowsky, DA (Dr David Ratkowsky)
ID Code:88224
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-01-21
Last Modified:2014-09-03

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