Tag Archives: Riparian zones

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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Flow regulation and drought drive riparian plant invasion

Ecologists, like epidemiologists, are often confronted with the challenge of trying to determine causality by piecing together bits of information observed in nature. When the presence or absence of a species at a site is affected by the characteristics of … Continue reading

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Managing the Murray’s water to combat invasive species

About this time last year, I wrote an article for H2O Thinking, a water management magazine published by eWater (until recently the eWater CRC). While the turnaround time is nothing to envy, the piece found its place on the web earlier this week. In … Continue reading

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