• Environmental Science
  • Published 1990

A study of the ecology of Tasmanian sphagnum peatlands

  title={A study of the ecology of Tasmanian sphagnum peatlands},
  author={Jennie Whinam},
The ecology of Sphagnum peatlands in the southern hemisphere has been poorly understood. Comparisons with northern hemisphere literature suggest that Tasmanian Sphagnum peatlands are limited in their morphology and geomorphic expression, possibly due to relatively low effective precipitation. While Sphagnum bogs tend to occupy nutrient poor situations in the northern hemisphere, in Tasmania they do not occur on the poorest substrates, despite climatic suitability. To provide data on… CONTINUE READING