A Comparison of the Ecology and Conservation Management of Cool Temperate Rainforest in Tasmania and the Americas

  • Michael J. Brown
  • Jennifer Read
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 116)


Cool temperate rainforests reach their greatest extent in the Pacific Northwest of America and on the western coasts of South America, New Zealand, and Tasmania. The purpose of this book is to focus on the comparative responses to global change of ecological systems in North and South America. However the floristic affinities of the forests of the east and west Pacific in the Southern Hemisphere, the generality of climate change, ozone depletion, and atmospheric pollution, together with the different patterns of land use, provide a substantial basis for a longitudinal as well as latitudinal comparison of the effects of global change.


Mixed Forest Vascular Plant Species Eucalypt Forest Forestry Commission Lowland Rainforest 
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