Reproductive characteristics of Road-verge and Reserve-interior populations of Exocarpos cupressiformis Labill (Santalaceae)

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Show simple item record Murray, B 2009-12-21T03:51:51Z 2003-01
dc.identifier.citation The Victorian Naturalist, 2003, 120 (1), pp. 10 - 14
dc.identifier.issn 0042-5184
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.publisher Field Naturalists Club
dc.title Reproductive characteristics of Road-verge and Reserve-interior populations of Exocarpos cupressiformis Labill (Santalaceae)
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent The Victorian Naturalist
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 120
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Blackburn, VIC Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 10 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 14 en_US SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
dc.for 050103 Invasive Species Ecology
dc.personcode 010046
dc.percentage 60 en_US Invasive Species Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Fragmentation of native vegetation by roads exposes species to the conditions of a different surrounding scosystem where the road verges onto the original habitat. An important issue for conservation biology is now native species respond to these human-made ecosystems. In this study I compared reproductive characteristics, including seed output, seed mass, predispersal seed predation and dispesal appendage mass, between road-verge populations of the woody perennial, Exocarpos cupressiformis Labil., and nearby populations within undisturbed vegetation, in the Black Mountain Reserve Canberra (ACT). Roade-verge populations produced significantly more seens per area of canopy cover and tended to have larger dispersal appendages than non-verge populations in the reserve interior. There were no significant differences in seed mass or lvels of predispersal seed predation between road-verge and reserve-interior populations. However, seed mass and prdispersal seed predation varied significantly among populations within the two locations. These findings demonstrate that populations of E.cupressiformis in disturbed habitats on road verges had an increased capacity for colonisation and a higher potential rate of increase through greater seed output and a tendency for larger investment in dispersal.
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)

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