Fire regime and vegetation change in the transition from Aboriginal to European land management in a Tasmanian eucalypt savanna

  title={Fire regime and vegetation change in the transition from Aboriginal to European land management in a Tasmanian eucalypt savanna},
  author={Louise M. Romanin and Felicitas Hopf and Simon Graeme Haberle and David M.J.S. Bowman},
  journal={Australian Journal of Botany},
Using pollen and charcoal analysis we examined how vegetation and fire regimes have changed over the last 600 years in the Midlands of Tasmania. Sediment cores from seven lagoons were sampled, with a chronology developed at one site (Diprose Lagoon) using 210Pb and 14C dating. Statistical contrasts of six cores where Pinus served as a marker of European settlement in the early 19th Century and showed significant changes in pollen composition following settlement with (a) influx of ruderal… 

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