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Temperate rainforests of Australasia
chapterposted on 2023-05-22, 12:29 authored by James KirkpatrickJames Kirkpatrick, DellaSala, DA
Temperate rainforests of western and northeastern Tasmania, mainland Australia (New South Wales, Victoria), and New Zealand, collectively referred to as Australasia throughout this book (see figure 8-1), are restricted primarily to coastal areas of latitudes 39.5 to 43.5°S latitude. These rainforests are valued for their beauty, mystery, and spirituality by nearly all Australians and New Zealanders, having been globally recognized by scientists, bureaucrats, and nongovernmental organizations for outstanding universal significance according to a wide variety of tests of the forests’ importance.
Publication titleTemperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World: Ecology and Conservation
Department/SchoolSchool of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
Place of publicationWashington DC, USA
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