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The effects of seed predators on the recruitment of mangroves
Propagule (diaspore) predation by crabs has been shown to be a major source of mortality for mangroves, and analysis of covariance of predation and establishment showed that establishment success is strongly controlled by predation in six of the nine species tested.
Dispersal potential and early growth in 14 tropical mangroves: do early life history traits correlate with patterns of adult distribution?
Traits related to establishment were, however, stronger predictors of distribution than those associated with dispersal, and early life history traits of 12 mangroves showed poor correlation with patterns of adult distribution across all spatial scales.
Lost from our Landscape: Threatened Species of the Northern Territory
The Northern Territory Government has produced Lost from our landscape: threatened species of the Northern Territory as part of their commitment to maintaining threatened plant and animal species.
Do Forest Gaps Influence the Population Structure and Species Composition of Mangrove Stands in Northern Australia?1
There appears to be little evidence for specialized gap colonists in tropical mangrove forest as distinct from other tropical forests, and gap-phase regeneration of mangroves appears to follow a simple “direct replacement” model.
Distributional pattern of plant species endemic to the Northern Territory, Australia
The geographic distribution of the number of Northern Territory endemic plant species was well predicted by a measure of topographic complexity and climate (particularly rainfall), and the observed distributional patterning was also influenced by survey effort, but this latter influence was substantially reduced by the use of minimum convex polygons.
Effects of ash and four types of litter on the establishment of Eucalyptus obliqua
A glasshouse experiment to test the effects of ash and four types of litter on the emergence, survival and growth of seedlings of Eucalyptus obliqua L’Herit found establishment was differentially affected by the various litter types.
A treatment for Polygala of northern Australia
  • R. Kerrigan
  • Environmental Science
    Australian Systematic Botany
  • 30 April 2012
A key to all 50 Australian species is provided, including six introduced species (five of which are restricted to southern states of Australia and are not treated here in detail).
A taxonomic revision of Polygala L. in northern Australia
This treatment is now the most recent treatment for Polygala in Australia and clarifies the misapplication of names to Australian taxa in the literature and provides the provision of a suite of putative phylogenetically informative characters for use in future phylogenetic investigations.