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Sphagnum in peatlands of Australasia: their distribution, utilisation and management

Whinam, Jennie; Hope, Geoffrey; Clarkson, B R; Buxton, R; Alspach, P; Adam, P


In comparison to the northern hemisphere, Sphagnum peatlands are an unusual and infrequent component of the Australasian landscape. Most peatlands in Australasia are primarily composed of either Restionaceous or Cyperaceous peats. Sphagnum peatlands in Australia and Papua New Guinea/Irian Jaya (now West Papua) are largely located in montane and alpine environments, but also occur down to sea level in New Zealand and as moss patches on some subantarctic islands. Fire is a major determinant of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Wetlands Ecology and Management
DOI: 10.1023/A:1022005504855


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