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A long-term experimental case study of the ecological effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Invasive plant management in achieving conservation goals: Bitou bush control in Booderee National Park in Eastern Australia

Lindenmayer, David B; Wood, Jeffrey; MacGregor, Chris; Buckley, Yvonne M.; Dexter, Nick; Fortescue, Martin; Hobbs, Richard; Catford, Jane


Invasive plant management is often justified in terms of conservation goals, yet progress is rarely assessed against these broader goals, instead focussing on short-term reductions of the invader as a measure of success. Key questions commonly remain unanswered including whether invader removal reverses invader impacts and whether management itself has negative ecosystem impacts. We addressed these knowledge gaps using a seven year experimental investigation of Bitou Bush, Chrysanthemoides...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128482
Access Rights: Open Access


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