The contrasting biology of tropical versus temperate Nothofagus species and its relevance to interpretations of Cenozoic rainforest history in southeast Australia

Jennifer Read, Robert S Hill, Geoffrey Hope, Raymond J. Carpenter

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    Abstract

    Given the uncertain impacts of global climate change, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the factors controlling vegetation change, species distributions and vagility. The fossil record provides the only real source of long-term data for changes in distributions and characteristics of species and vegetation types. However, while making an enormous contribution to our knowledge of vegetation history, interpretation is limited by the incomplete fossil record, understanding of the biology of fossil species, and insufficient precision regarding the timing of key environmental events.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAltered Ecologies: Fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes (Terra Australis 32)
    Editors Haberle, S G, Stevenson, J and Prebble, M
    Place of PublicationCanberra Australia
    PublisherANU ePress
    Pages15-31
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781921666803
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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