Unlike dry and warm temperate rainforest, the fire resistance of cool temperate rainforest is dependent on impermanent defences such as temperature and moisture levels, which make them the most vulnerable to climate change.
Cool temperate rainforest occurs in areas where fire-free intervals are greater than 400 years (Peel 1999), but with the risk of fire in Victoria predicted to increase by 15-70% in 2050, such long intervals may become a thing of the past (Table 3).
Should fire threaten areas in which cool temperate rainforests occur, it is predicted that a positive feedback system will begin wherein with each fire comes greater risk of more fire until, eventually, what we now define as cool temperate rainforest in these key areas will become sclerophyll forest.
Thresher Shark--a solitary migratory shark of warm to cool temperate
In conclusion, distance between leaf teeth from herbarium-lodged Victorian specimens of the cool temperate
rainforest tree, H.
It is hardly surprising that with such a background magnolias are valued for their exceptional long levity, producing some of the largest blooms of any garden tree or shrub in cool temperate
particular mountain 60 times in his pursuit of plants, Delavay sent 200,000 plant specimens to Europe, including 1,500 new discoveries - many suitable for cool temperate
garden cultivation - until he died in China from bubonic plague.
But it is the drainage rather than the soil that is key to the cultivation of bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes in cool temperate
No matter what is happening to the Arctic ice sheet, Britain is not floating in the general direction of the equator and can still expect its cool temperate
climate to deliver extreme weather, including spells of intense cold capable of freezing the ground to depths of several inches.
Britain's cool temperate
climate, especially sheltered south facing slopes influenced by the warm Gulf Stream is ideal for soft fruits, so is deep, slightly acid medium loam although most will tolerate a wide range of soils provided there is reasonable depth and drainage.
Another interesting characteristic is that in much the same way as they evolved to cope with Australia's drought and bush fires, eucalyptuses raised from the seed of plants grown in Britain are adapting to our cool temperate