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Management implications of recent research into the effect of bitou bush invasion

French, Kris; Ens, Emilie-Jane; Gosper, C.R.; Lindsay, Elizabeth; Mason, Tanya; Owers, Ben; Sullivan, Natalie


We review recent research into the impact of bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata (DC.) Norl.) on coastal ecosystems which suggest this weed is having widespread impacts on ecosystem services, flora and fauna. Increased decomposition rates and altered nutrient cycling accompany changes in plant community structure and composition. Changes in invaded habitats influence invertebrate and bird assemblages. We summarize research that shows that the establishment phase of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Protection Quarterly


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