Guide to monitoring Phytophthora-related dieback in the Wet Tropics of North Queensland

Worboys, Stuart (2006) Guide to monitoring Phytophthora-related dieback in the Wet Tropics of North Queensland. Manual. Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, Cairns.

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Abstract

Dieback caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi has had a devastating effect on forests, heathlands and woodlands across the wetter areas of Australia. The pathogenic fungus-like organism is believed to have been introduced during European settlement and now affects hundreds of thousands of hectares of native vegetation, impacting significantly on biodiversity values and threatening the survival of some species. The pathogen has been isolated from dieback-affected rainforests in the Wet Tropics, and monitoring sites have been established to record its impacts. This guide establishes the procedures for collecting data from monitoring sites. It details the methods that are to be used in collecting data so that information can be compared between years. It also includes: • Detailed site descriptions and site locations; • A suggested layout for the data recording sheets used in monitoring; • Clear criteria by which tree health can be assessed; • Species lists from each site; and • Copies of data from previous monitoring events and a blank database for use in entering data.

Item ID: 17646
Item Type: Report (Manual)
ISBN: 978-0-86443-755-6
Funders: Wet Tropics Management Authority
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2011 03:04
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960504 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments @ 100%
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