Weed Management and the Biodiversiy and Ecological Processes of Tropical Wetlands
M.M. Douglas, S.E. Bunn, R.J.W. Pidgeon, P.M. Davies, P. Barrow, R.A. O'Connor and M. Winning
Environment Australia and Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, 2001
About the Report
An experimental study was carried out on the Magela Creek Floodplain in Kakadu National Park between 1997 and 2000. The aims of the experiment study were to:
- assess the impact of Para grass (Urochloa mutica) on faunal biodiversity and ecosystem processes (community metabolism and trophic pathways) of tropical wetlands;
- assess the effectiveness of herbicide treatments in the control Para grass, and;
- determine the impact of chemical control of Para grass on wetland biodiversity and ecosystem processes, and to monitor recovery in treated areas.