The Impact of Boneseed Invasion on Biodiversity

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  • Published: 25 Oct 2011

  • Author(s): French, Kristine, Watts, Eva

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This project involved the surveying of 90 sites in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria. There were 45 sites invaded by boneseed, Chrysanthemoides monilifera spp. monilifera, and 45 native (uninvaded) sites. Species richness was measured in 20 x 20–metre quadrants. Samples of the seed bank from three invaded and three native sites were collected in each state and germinated in a glasshouse. The species richness of invaded sites and native sites and species richness in above-ground vegetation and the seed bank were compared.