Impact of saltmarsh disturbance on seed quality of Sarcocornia (Sarcocornia quinqueflora), a food plant of an endangered Australian parrot

Mondon, Julie, Morrison, Kate and Wallis, Robert 2009, Impact of saltmarsh disturbance on seed quality of Sarcocornia (Sarcocornia quinqueflora), a food plant of an endangered Australian parrot, Ecological management & restoration, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 58-60.

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Title Impact of saltmarsh disturbance on seed quality of Sarcocornia (Sarcocornia quinqueflora), a food plant of an endangered Australian parrot
Formatted title Impact of saltmarsh disturbance on seed quality of Sarcocornia (Sarcocornia quinqueflora), a food plant of an endangered Australian parrot
Author(s) Mondon, Julie
Morrison, Kate
Wallis, Robert
Journal name Ecological management & restoration
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 58
End page 60
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton South, Vic.
Publication date 2009-04
ISSN 1442-7001
Keyword(s) grazing
habitat disturbance
Neophema chrysogaster
Orange-bellied Parrot
saltmarsh
seed calorific value
Summary The article presents a study which evaluates the impact of saltmarsh perturbation on seed quality of Sarcocornia which is a food for the endangered Orange-bellied parrot in Australia. It notes the significant impact of grazing on the energy and availability of Sarcocornia seeds in saltmarshes and indicates that graze-free saltmarshes with regular inundation provide the highest potential for Sarcocornia seed availability. Further, the substantial factor of soil characteristics and salinity of flood water and inundation on the seed production of Sarcocornia is also discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 050205 Environmental Management
Socio Economic Objective 961103 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and
HERDC Research category C4 Letter or note
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2009, Ecological Society of Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021097

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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