Kath, Jarrod and Le Brocque, Andrew F. and Miller, Craig and Leyer, Ilona and Mosner, Eva (2010) Different landscape factors explain establishment and persistence of river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) in agricultural landscapes of southeast Queensland. In: ESA 2010: Sustaining Biodiversity - the next 50 Years , 6-10 Dec 2010, Canberra, Australia.
|HTML Citation||EndNote||Dublin Core||Reference Manager|
Full text available as:
|PDF (Documentation) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader|
Official URL: http://www.esa2010.org.au/
Riparian and floodplain ecosystems in production landscapes are considerably degraded and under continued pressure from surrounding land use. However, little is known about how remnant ecosystems respond to land use and hydrological factors in small non-riverine wetlands. River red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) is a dominant tree species within these scattered remnants, which provides critical ecological functions for the remaining biodiversity. In this study, we investigated how different life stages of E. camaldulensis responded to land use and hydrological variables in the Condamine catchment of south east Queensland. We used logistic regression to develop models for different life stages of E. camaldulensis in two regions with differing land use intensity histories. Broad regional differences and land use practices at smaller scales best explained differences in E. camaldulensis occurrence for younger life stages, while hydrology (groundwater and connectivity to rivers) and land use practices (dryland agriculture and grazing) best explained differences in older life stages. The results indicate that different factors are important in determining the establishment and persistence of E. camaldulensis and that land use practices at the regional scale are key factors in determining the establishment and potential future persistence of E. camaldulensis in floodplain wetlands.
Archive Staff Only: edit this record