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Contrasting influences of inundation and land use on the rate of floodplain restoration

Dawson, Samantha K; Kingsford, Richard T; Berney, Peter; Catford, Jane A; Keith, David A; Stoklosa, Jakub; Hemmings, Frank A


This study examined the assisted natural restoration of native vegetation in an Australian floodplain wetland where flows were reinstated and the river was reconnected to the floodplain, following cessation of agricultural cultivation. Extant vegetation was surveyed three times during an inundation event at plots with different land‐use histories. Restoration rate was more influenced by past land use than long‐term inundation frequency and success decreased with antecedent land‐use intensity....[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2749
Access Rights: Open Access
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