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Millennial Perspectives on Tropical Environmental Variability from the Last Glacial through to the Holocene: a palaeoecological analysis from Lynch's Crater, northeast Queensland, Australia

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posted on 23.12.2020, 05:17 by SUSAN DOROTHY RULE
Using a range of fossil and sediment data together with a robust chronology, this study refines a key palaeoecological record of humid tropical vegetation in Australia through the last 50,000 years. It cements the importance of fire, operating through millennial and orbital scale climate variability as well as human activity, to changes in the distribution and composition of vegetation, and should contribute significantly to future landscape management.

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Principal supervisor

Arnold Peter Kershaw

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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