Reproductive characteristics of Road-verge and Reserve-interior populations of Exocarpos cupressiformis Labill (Santalaceae)

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Show simple item record Murray, Brad en_US 2009-12-21T03:51:51Z 2009-12-21T03:51:51Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2003000814 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Murray Brad 2003, 'Reproductive characteristics of Road-verge and Reserve-interior populations of Exocarpos cupressifirmis Labil (Santalaceae)', Field Naturalists Club, vol. 120, no. 1, pp. 11-14. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0042-5184 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.publisher Field Naturalists Club en_US
dc.title Reproductive characteristics of Road-verge and Reserve-interior populations of Exocarpos cupressiformis Labill (Santalaceae) en_US
dc.parent The Victorian Naturalist en_US
dc.journal.volume 120 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Blackburn, VIC Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 10 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 14 en_US SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050103 en_US
dc.personcode 010046 en_US
dc.percentage 60 en_US Invasive Species Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Fragmentation of native vegetation by roads exposes species to the conditions of a different surrounding scosystem where the road verges onto the original habitat. An important issue for conservation biology is now native species respond to these human-made ecosystems. In this study I compared reproductive characteristics, including seed output, seed mass, predispersal seed predation and dispesal appendage mass, between road-verge populations of the woody perennial, Exocarpos cupressiformis Labil., and nearby populations within undisturbed vegetation, in the Black Mountain Reserve Canberra (ACT). Roade-verge populations produced significantly more seens per area of canopy cover and tended to have larger dispersal appendages than non-verge populations in the reserve interior. There were no significant differences in seed mass or lvels of predispersal seed predation between road-verge and reserve-interior populations. However, seed mass and prdispersal seed predation varied significantly among populations within the two locations. These findings demonstrate that populations of E.cupressiformis in disturbed habitats on road verges had an increased capacity for colonisation and a higher potential rate of increase through greater seed output and a tendency for larger investment in dispersal. en_US
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