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A plague on your house? Some impacts of chromolaena odorata on Timorese livelihoods

McWilliam, Andrew

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Following its introduction on the island of Timor, the shrub Chromolaena odorata has expanded dramatically across the landscape. A highly flammable but fire tolerant plant species, Chromolaena is an extremely successful plant coloniser of disturbed ground and open savanna woodlands. For Timorese semisubsistence agriculturalists, Chromolaena odorata represents the most recent in a long history of invasive weed species that have periodically covered their lands and challenged their ability to...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcWilliam, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:16:18Z
dc.identifier.issn0300-7839
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/89334
dc.description.abstractFollowing its introduction on the island of Timor, the shrub Chromolaena odorata has expanded dramatically across the landscape. A highly flammable but fire tolerant plant species, Chromolaena is an extremely successful plant coloniser of disturbed ground and open savanna woodlands. For Timorese semisubsistence agriculturalists, Chromolaena odorata represents the most recent in a long history of invasive weed species that have periodically covered their lands and challenged their ability to farm and prosper. Already its impact is being felt in a number of domains of socioeconomic life. This paper explores some of these issues and the prospects for future management and control strategies.
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishers
dc.sourceHuman Ecology (Journal)
dc.subjectKeywords: colonization; introduced species; weed control; Indonesia Anthropology; Chromolaena odorata; Timor; Weed ecology
dc.titleA plague on your house? Some impacts of chromolaena odorata on Timorese livelihoods
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume28
dc.date.issued2000
local.identifier.absfor060201 - Behavioural Ecology
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub19309
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcWilliam, Andrew, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage451
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage469
local.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1007061632588
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:47:31Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0033735362
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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