Late Quaternary vegetation history of North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, eastern Australia

Moss, Patrick T., Tibby, John, Petherick, Lynda, McGowan, Hamish and Barr, Cameron (2013) Late Quaternary vegetation history of North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, eastern Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 74 257-272. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.02.019


Author Moss, Patrick T.
Tibby, John
Petherick, Lynda
McGowan, Hamish
Barr, Cameron
Title Late Quaternary vegetation history of North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, eastern Australia
Journal name Quaternary Science Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-3791
1873-457X
Publication date 2013-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.02.019
Volume 74
Start page 257
End page 272
Total pages 16
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Currently there is a paucity of records of late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental variability available from the subtropics of Australia. The three continuous palaeoecological records presented here, from North Stradbroke Island, subtropical Queensland, assist in bridging this large spatial gap in the current state of knowledge. The dominance of arboreal taxa in the pollen records throughout the past >40,000 years is in contrast with the majority of records from temperate Australia, and indicates a positive moisture balance for North Stradbroke Island. The charcoal records show considerable inter-site variability indicating the importance of local-scale events on individual records, and highlighting the caution that needs to be applied when interpreting a single site as a regional record. The variability in the burning regimes is interpreted as being influenced by both climatic and human factors. Despite this inter-site variability, broad environmental trends are identifiable, with changes in the three records comparable with the OZ-INTIMATE climate synthesis for the last 35,000 years.
Keyword Late Quaternary climate dynamics
Subtropical Queensland
Last Glacial Maximum
Australia
Pollen
Charcoal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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