Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Decline of a biome: evolution, contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion of the Australian mesic zone biota

Byrne, Margaret; Steane, Dorothy; Joseph, Leo; Yeates, David K.; Jordan, Gregory J.; Crayn, Darren; Aplin, Ken; Cantrill, David J; Cook, Lynette Gai; Crisp, Michael; Keogh, J Scott; Melville, Jane; Moritz, Craig; Porch, Nicholas; Sniderman, J.M. Kale; Sunnucks, Paul; Weston, Peter H.

Description

Aim The mesic biome, encompassing both rain forest and open sclerophyllous forests, is central to understanding the evolution of Australia's terrestrial biota and has long been considered the ancestral biome of the continent. Our aims are to review and refine key hypotheses derived from palaeoclimatic data and the fossil record that are critical to understanding the evolution of the Australian mesic biota. We examine predictions arising from these hypotheses using available molecular...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62958
Source: Journal of Biogeography
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02535.x

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Byrne_Decline_of_a_biome:_evolution,_2011.pdf994.57 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  23 August 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator