The Eocene high latitude Australasian 'tropics' in a changing climate: resolving conflicting evidence
The University of Adelaide
Australian Research Council
Conran, Dr John G; McInerney, Dr Francesca A; Hill, Prof Robert S; Lee, A/Prof Daphne E; Mildenhall, Dr Dallas C
Between 45 to 30 million years ago, high latitude subtropical floras in Australia and New Zealand experienced significant climate change, leading to the evolution of present day vegetation. Understanding the effects of this climate change on extinction and speciation will produce more accurate predictions about modern floras when faced with climate change.