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Non-target impacts of weed control on birds, mammals, and reptiles

Lindenmayer, David B; Wood, Jeffrey; MacGregor, Chris; Hobbs, Richard; Catford, Jane


The impacts of invasive plant control on native animals are rarely evaluated. Using data from an eight-year study in southeastern Australia, we quantified the effects on native bird, mammal, and reptile species of (1) the abundance of the invasive Bitou Bush, Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata, and (2) a Bitou Bush control program, which involved repeated herbicide spraying interspersed with prescribed burning. We found that overall species richness of birds, mammals, and reptiles and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecosphere
DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1804
Access Rights: Open Access


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