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Unravelling the mechanisms behind the invasion of an introduced and now undesirable grass species

Firn, Jennifer & Buckley, Yvonne (2008) Unravelling the mechanisms behind the invasion of an introduced and now undesirable grass species. In Fuzeng, Hong, Qijun, Guo, & Jinfeng, Yun (Eds.) Multifunctional grasslands in a changing world, Volume 1: 21st International Grassland Congress and 18th International Rangeland Congress, Guangdong People's Publishing House, p. 74.

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Abstract

The introduction of Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass, herafter Lovegrass) for pasture improvement across Australia has not been successful. Instead Lovegrass, a C4 perennial grass originating from Southern African, has proven unpalatable to stock and to have low nutritional value if stocks do eat it. It has spread prolifically along roadsides, stream banks, conservation areas and pastures. Because control efforts have not been effective, our aim was to determine the putative mechanisms responsible for the dominance of Lovegrass, specifically disturbance (selective grazing) and competition.

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ID Code: 53709
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Disturbance, Competition, Species Richness, Nutrients, Grazing
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 10:56

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