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The ecology and palaeoecology of Chironomidae in fresh, saline, and estuarine habitats in eastern Australia - towards an understanding of the past and future

Dimitriadis, Sophia

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The late Quaternary period (40 ka BP), encompassing the Last Glacial Maximum (21 to 18 ka BP), Little Ice Age (~3 ka BP), and period of heaviest anthropogenic impact following European settlement is explored in terms of the palaeoecological and ecological assembly of eastern Australian aquatic Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera: non-biting midges) species relative abundance distribution patterns in fresh and estuarine habitats. Transitional spatiotemporal gradients were employed to examine...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10780

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