A weed by any other name: problems with defining weeds in tropical Queensland

Wegner, Janice (2017) A weed by any other name: problems with defining weeds in tropical Queensland. Environment and History, 23 (4). pp. 523-544.

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Abstract

Defining a weed is more complex than the usual variations of "a plant out of place". It depends on time, place and the identity of the people affected by it, and can change as uses are found for the unwanted plant. Whether or not a plant is introduced can also affect its status. This study uses examples of weeds in the Australian state of Queensland.

Item ID: 51473
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1752-7023
Keywords: weeds history, plant introductions, tropical Queensland, North Queensland
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Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 22:25
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 80%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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