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Phytogeography and climate analysis of Nothofagus subgenus Brassospora in New Guinea and New Caledonia

Read, Jennifer; Hope, Geoffrey; Hill, Railton S

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Nothofagus subgenus Brassospora now occurs only in New Guinea and New Caledonia, but is well known from fossil deposits of South America, New Zealand, Antarctica and Australia. It is commonly used for palaeoclimatic interpretation, but the climate characteristics of the extant species have not been described. In this paper we used the climatic estimation software, BIOCLIM, to derive a climate profile of 24 variables for each of the 14 species of Nothofagus native to New Guinea, and lapse rates...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79772
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT04155

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