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Patrick T. Moss
University of Queensland
GeomorphologyGeologyQuaternaryVegetationClimatology
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#1Sheila Nightingale (The Graduate Center, CUNY)H-Index: 5
#1Sheila Nightingale (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Last. Menno Welling (University of the Arts)
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The African Middle Stone Age (MSA, typical range ~ 320–30 ka) has been the subject of intense research interest in recent decades as a culture-chronological Unit associated with the emergence and dispersal of our species. Recent results of this work have shown that sites designated as “MSA” contain common approaches to lithic reduction, but that within this rubric, there is much diversity in overall assemblage characteristics and the timing of their appearance across the continent. As researcher...
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#1Michela Mariani (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 6
#2John Tibby (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 25
Last. Glenn B. McGregor (Queensland Government)H-Index: 3
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Aim: To understand the long-term drivers of biomass burning in the sclerophyll-dominated forests of Australia. Location: Swallow Lagoon, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia. Time period: Last ca. 8 kyr. Major taxa studied: Eucalyptus sensu lato, Leptospermum and Casuarinaceae. Methods: High-resolution pollen and charcoal analyses were undertaken on a ca. 8 kyr sediment record and compared with an independent quantitative precipitation reconstruction inferred from leaf carbon isotopes ...
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#1W. GouldingH-Index: 4
#2Patrick T. MossH-Index: 26
Last. Clive A. McAlpineH-Index: 48
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We conducted research into the 'Data Deficient' and endemic Tagula Honeyeater Microptilotis vicina of the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. This species was only observed on Sudest and Junet Islands. Islands were visited between October and January in the years from 2012-2014 and in 2016. We conducted the first assessment of spatial and habitat use by this species using radio-tracking in 2016. These findings were also used to inform estimates using traditional population density methods. ...
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#1Patrick T. Moss (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 26
#2Sean Ulm (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 22
Last. Lincoln Steinberger (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 3
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This study investigates the palynological remains (both fossil pollen and charcoal) recovered from the Thundiy shell midden deposit, Bentinck Island, Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia, to provide a vegetation and fire record for this site, which sheds light on human occupation of the southern Wellesley Archipelago over the late Holocene. Results show that the development of a high-density shell deposit by human activities was directly responsible for pollen preservation, possibly through t...
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#1Joshua T. KellyH-Index: 3
#3Allen GontzH-Index: 11
Last. Patrick T. MossH-Index: 26
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#1W. Goulding (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 4
#2Patrick T. Moss (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 26
Last. Clive A. McAlpine (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 48
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The Tagula butcherbird (Cracticus louisiadensis) is an endemic island species of butcherbird that has remained virtually unknown for over 130 years. The lack of information on the species has resulted in it being assigned to the Data Deficient category by BirdLife International and the IUCN, leaving its conservation status open to continuing speculation. This is an ongoing concern given the rapid environmental changes occurring in the region. Here, we describe the first observations of the habit...
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#1W. Goulding (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 4
#2Alvaro Salazar Perez (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 1
Last. Clive A. McAlpine (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 48
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Insular areas of the south-west Pacific support high levels of global biodiversity and are undergoing rapid change. The Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea is a poorly known location with high levels of endemism. The largest island, Sudest Island, supports single-island endemic species and has the largest tract of forest remaining in this island group. The islands still support traditional subsistence lifestyles. This study investigated the patterns of forest loss since 1974 and predicted ...
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#1Angela V. Gallego-Sala (University of Exeter)H-Index: 18
#2Dan J. Charman (University of Exeter)H-Index: 48
Last. Yan Zhao (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
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The carbon sink potential of peatlands depends on the balance of carbon uptake by plants and microbial decomposition. The rates of both these processes will increase with warming but it remains unclear which will dominate the global peatland response. Here we examine the global relationship between peatland carbon accumulation rates during the last millennium and planetary-scale climate space. A positive relationship is found between carbon accumulation and cumulative photosynthetically active r...
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#1Tamara L. Fletcher (UM: University of Montana)H-Index: 6
#2Patrick T. Moss (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 26
Last. Steven W. Salisbury (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 19
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The Winton Formation is increasingly recognised as an important source of information about the Cretaceous of Australia, and, more broadly, the palaeobiogeographic history of eastern Gondwana. With more precise dating and stratigraphic controls starting to provide temporal context to the geological and palaeontological understanding of this formation, it is timely to reassess the palaeoenvironment in which it was deposited. This new understanding helps to further differentiate the upper, most-st...
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#1Emily Field (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 2
#2Jonathan J. Tyler (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 14
Last. Samuel K. Marx (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 18
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Abstract At present, knowledge of late Quaternary variability of the Indonesian-Australian summer monsoon in the Australian tropics is limited. Organic spring deposits, which occur throughout the Kimberley region of northwest Australia, are valuable archives that contain records spanning the past ∼14,500 years. In this study we compare multiple proxies from three organic springs. Principal Components Analyses demonstrates similar patterns of change in the elemental and non-pollen palynomorph (NP...
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