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Weed invasion changes fuel characteristics: Para Grass (Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Nguyen) on a tropical floodplain

Douglas, Michael M. and O'Connor, Ruth A. (2004). Weed invasion changes fuel characteristics: Para Grass (Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Nguyen) on a tropical floodplain. Ecological Management and Restoration,5(2):143-145.

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Title Weed invasion changes fuel characteristics: Para Grass (Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Nguyen) on a tropical floodplain
Author Douglas, Michael M.
O'Connor, Ruth A.
Journal Name Ecological Management and Restoration
Publication Date 2004
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1442-8903   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 143
End Page 145
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Victoria, Australia
Publisher Blackwell Science
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Invasive plants, particularly grasses, are regarded as one of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and ecosystem function. One of the most significant effects of exotic grass invasion is the increase in fine fuel, which can increase fire frequency, intensity and extent. In northern Australia, many terrestrial and aquatic grasses introduced for pastoralism are now recognized weeds (Lonsdale 1994). Para Grass (Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Nguyen), an African perennial, has been widely promoted throughout northern Australia as a pasture species but is also considered a serious weed which threatens large areas of wetland from northern NSW to WA (Humphries et al. 1991).
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-8903.2004.201-7.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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