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Dispersal and establishment of bird-dispersed weed and native species in early successional subtropical habitats

White, E.M. and Barnes, A. and Vivian-Smith, G. (2008) Dispersal and establishment of bird-dispersed weed and native species in early successional subtropical habitats. In: Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, 18-22 May 2008, Cairns, Queensland.

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Abstract

Eve White, Anna Barnes and Gabrielle Vivian-Smith recently published their paper 'Dispersal and establishment of bird-dispersed weed and native species in early successional subtropical habitats' in Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference. Eve also presented this paper at the conference. They investigated patterns of dispersal and establishment of bird-dispersed weeds and native species in early successional habitats in northern New South Wales. Patterns varied among growth forms, between native species and weeds, and among vegetation types. Their results indicated that the number of seeds dropped by birds is not necessarily a good predictor of recruitment and that post-dispersal factors, such as microsite characteristics, may be more important influences on seedling recruitment. This knowledge will assist with designing management strategies for bird-dispersed weeds in natural areas.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:© R.G. and F.J. Richardson.
Keywords:Native species; native weeds; invasive species.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 04:37
Last Modified:10 Jun 2011 06:16

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