Polynesian Plant Introductions in the Southwest Pacific: Initial Pollen Evidence from Norfolk Island

@article{Macphail2001PolynesianPI,
  title={Polynesian Plant Introductions in the Southwest Pacific: Initial Pollen Evidence from Norfolk Island},
  author={M. Macphail and G. Hope and A. Anderson},
  journal={Records of The Australian Museum, Supplement},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={123-134}
}
  • M. Macphail, G. Hope, A. Anderson
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Records of The Australian Museum, Supplement
  • Thick organic swamp sediments, buried under land fill on Kingston Common, preserves evidence of the Norfolk Island flora and vegetation back to the middle Holocene and probably much earlier times in the Late Quaternary. These sediments provide (1) a bench mark against which the impact of humans on the flora and vegetation of a long-isolated island can be assessed and (2) a means of determining whether particular plant genera and species are introduced or native to the island. Although sediments… CONTINUE READING
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