Rainforest dieback mapping and assessment. 2004 Monitoring report including an assessment of dieback in high altitude rainforests.

Worboys, Stuart (2006) Rainforest dieback mapping and assessment. 2004 Monitoring report including an assessment of dieback in high altitude rainforests. Report. Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

• Dieback has been confirmed as being associated with walking tracks on both Mount Bartle Frere and Mount Bellenden Ker. • Several sites were categorised as suffering from severe dieback. • Dieback and pig damage were confirmed for walking track environs on both Mount Bartle Frere and Mount Bellenden Ker, but not observed remote from the tracks. • Phytophthora cinnamomi was confirmed as being associated with dieback, except in two ambiguous instances. • Three plant families, Lauraceae, Myrtaceae and Proteaceae, have a high proportion of species with some degree of field susceptibility to Phytophthora-related dieback. • Several listed threatened plant species appeared to have some degree of field susceptibility to Phytophthora-related dieback. Some endemic species with extremely restricted geographical ranges were also affected. • Management recommendations are specified to reduce the impacts of the disease.

Item ID: 17651
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-0-86443-758-7
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 06:24
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 @ 75%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960404 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 25%
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