Tag Archives: Riparian zone

How plant traits determine where native and alien species occur along rivers

Ever wondered why there are so many plant species – and so much weed invasion – along rivers? At first glance, one might attribute this to the lush conditions of riparian ecosystems: lots of nutrients + loads of water = … Continue reading

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New paper: Predicting novel riparian ecosystems in a changing climate

I was fortunate to attend a workshop hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility last year that focused on riparian ecosystems under climate change. Among the various discussions at the workshop, some colleagues and I started discussing how riparian … Continue reading

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Newsletter article: Causes, impacts and ways to manage exotic plant invasion along the River Murray

Dec 2011 – Condensing a rather large topic down to a single page, I discuss some of the processes that lead to high levels of invasion in riparian zones in this article. I also present  information on why we should … Continue reading

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