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Giant eucalypts

Post by edfrank » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:21 am

Giant eucalypts – globally unique fire-adapted
rain-forest trees?

New PhytologistEarly View, Article first published online: 1 NOV 2012
Accepted: 29 August 2012

D. Y. P. Tng, G. J. Williamson, G. J. Jordan and D. M. J. S. Bowman
School of Plant Science, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 55, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 4359.x/pdf
Fig. 6 The distribution of tall eucalypt forest (red) and rain-forest (green) in Australia. Areas exceeding 1000mm annual precipitation (data from Bureau of Meteorology, 2011) are indicated in grey.
Fig. 6 The distribution of tall eucalypt forest (red) and rain-forest (green) in Australia. Areas exceeding 1000mm annual precipitation (data from Bureau of Meteorology, 2011) are indicated in grey.
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I corresponded with the author some time ago concerning the tallest trees in the world. He sent a copy of this article above and teh following note:
Dear Frank,

You might remember that some months ago I contacted you about giant trees. After quite a bit of labor we have managed to put together a publication. We could not use everything (in particular the Rucker index) but I am very thankful for your help. As a gesture of my appreciation, I have attached a copy of the paper, which is also free to read online, and a link for the supplementary material which is a compilation of the giant trees we could find above 70m.

Best Regards,
David Tng
http://www.davidtng.com
The link to the supplementary materal is here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10 ... d7ecf327a5

This will open a small word file containing their listing of trees over 70 meters,
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