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Quaternary Vegetation History of Australian Subantarctic Islands
Entry ID: ASAC_77

Abstract: From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers:

On Macquarie Island six palaeolake deposits dated from terminal Pleistocene to early-mid Holocene have been found at the top of cliffs which bound the island's plateau. They are interpreted as remnants of former plateau lakes which extended beyond the present plateau margin, and which were drained when marine erosion caused cliff retreat. ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -55.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Selkirk, P.
Dataset Title: Quaternary Vegetation History of Australian Subantarctic Islands
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-07-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-10-01
Stop Date: 1991-04-01
Quality Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Phone: +61 2 9850 8144
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Macquarie University
Department of Biological Sciences
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
Selkirk P.M., Adamson D.A., Seppelt R.D. (1988), Terrace types and vegetation dynamics on Macquarie Island., Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 122, 1, 59-64
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DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05