Tasmania hosts threatened ancient cultural landscapes

phys.org | 2/15/2019 | Staff
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The landscape of Tasmania has been shaped by thousands of years of Aboriginal burning practices, researchers at the University of Melbourne have found.

Climate change, bushfires and human activities threaten a variety of ecosystems worldwide. For instance, Tasmanian rainforests and moorlands are in danger of severe reduction and extinction due to the environmental impacts of climate change.

Bushfires - Droughts - Ecosystems - Time - Researcher

"To understand how bushfires and droughts affect Australian ecosystems, we need to know how Australian landscapes evolved through time," says researcher Dr. Michela Mariani.

Michela and her colleagues used fossil pollen stored in sediments...
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