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Title Altered ecologies : fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes / [edited by Simon Haberle, Janelle Stevenson and Matthew Prebble]
Published Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2010]


Description 1 online resource (512 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Terra Australis ; 32
Terra Australis ; 32.
Contents Introduction: A D-section and a tin whistle: A tribute to Prof. Geoff Hope -- Ecosystem responses to long and short term climate change. The contrasting biology of tropical versus temperate Nothofagus species and its relevance to interpretations of Cenozoic rainforest history in southeast Australia / Jennifer Read [and others] -- Beneath the peat: A refined pollen record from an interstadial at Caledonia Fen, highland eastern Victoria, Australia / A. Peter Kershaw [and others] -- The vegetation cover of New Zealand during the Last Glacial Maximum: Do pollen records under-represent woody vegetation?vMatt S. McGlone, Rewi M. Newnham and Neville T. Moar -- Holocene vegetation history of a high-elevation (1200 m) site in the Lake Heron Basin, inland Canterbury, New Zealand / J.M. Pugh and J. Shulmeister -- Last Glacial Maximum habitat change and its effects on the grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus Temminck 1825) / J.G. Luly [and others]
Observations on feeding frequencies among native and exotic birds and fruitbats at Erythrina variegata and Dysoxylum trees on American Samoa / Julie A. Sherman and Patricia L. Fall -- Human colonisation and ecological impacts. Megafaunal extinctions and their consequences in the tropical Indo-Pacific / Richard T. Corlett -- Marsupials as introduced species: Long-term anthropogenic expansion of the marsupial frontier and its implications for zoogeographic interpretation / Thomas E. Heinsohn -- The empty coast: Conditions for human occupation in southeast Australia during the late Pleistocene / Sandra Bowdler -- Early Holocene human occupation and environment of the Southeast Australian Alps: New evidence from the Yarrangobilly Plateau, New South Wales / Ken Aplin, Fred Ford and Peter Hiscock
Holocene lowland vegetation change and human ecology in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea / Matthew Prebble, Jean Kennedy and Wendy Southern -- Geomorphic and archaeological consequences of human arrival and agricultural expansion on Pacific islands: A reconsideration after 30 years of debate / Matthew Spriggs -- Pollen evidence for plant introductions in a Polynesian tropical island ecosystem, Kingdom of Tonga / Patricia L. Fall -- Integrating social and environmental change in prehistory: A discussion of the role of landscape as a heuristic in defining prehistoric possibilities in northeast Thailand / William E. Boyd and Nigel Chang -- Fire and its role in transforming our environment. A 40,000 year wood charcoal record from Carpenter's Gap 1: New insights into palaeovegetation change and indigenous foraging strategies in the Kimberley, Western Australia / Susan Frawley and Sue O'Connor
The burning question: Claims and counter claims on the origin and extent of buttongrass moorland (blanket moor) in southwest Tasmania during the present glacial-interglacial / Mike Macphail -- Ecological drift or stable fire cycles in Tasmania: A resolution? / Ian Thomas, Phil Cullen and Michael-Shawn Fletcher -- Restoration of mires of the Australian Alps following the 2003 wildfires / Roger Good [and others] -- Post-fire experimental trials of vegetation restoration techniques in the peatlands of Namadgi (ACT) and Kosciuszko National Parks (NSW), Australia / Jennie Whinam [and others] -- Methodological advances and applications in environmental change research. The archaic and puzzling record of Lake Xere Wapo, New Caledonia / Janelle Stevenson [and others]
Comparative AMS 14C dating of plant macrofossils, beetles and pollen preparations from two Late Pleistocene sites in southeastern Australia / Nick Porch, A. Peter Kershaw -- Can Myrtaceae pollen of the Holocene from Bega Swamp (New South Wales, Australia) be compared with extant taxa? / Andrew H. Thornhill -- The evolution of a coastal peatland at Byron Bay, Australia: Multi-proxy evidence from the microfossil record / Kathryn H. Taffs [and others] -- Development of mountain peatlands in stable equilibrium with open-channel hydraulics: A new concept in peatland formation and maintenance / Rachel Nanson -- Glacier crippling and the rise of the snowline in western New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia) from 1972 to 2000 / Michael L. Prentice and S. Glidden -- Altitudinal limits of 230 economic crop species in Papua New Guinea / R. Michael Bourke
Notes Festschrift in honor of Geoffrey Hope
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Human ecology -- Australasia
Paleoecology -- Australasia
Biogeography -- Australasia
Environmental archaeology -- Australasia
Landscape assessment -- Australasia
Landscape changes -- Australasia
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Australasia
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Environmental archaeology.
Human ecology.
Landscape assessment.
Landscape changes.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Haberle, Simon, editor.
Stevenson, Janelle, editor.
Prebble, Matthew, editor.
Hope, Geoffrey S., honouree.
ISBN 9781921666810