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

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posted on 2009-04-01, 00:00 authored by Julie MondonJulie Mondon, Kate Morrison, Robert Wallis
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.

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Journal

Ecological management & restoration

Volume

10

Issue

1

Pagination

58 - 60

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Asia

Location

Carlton South, Vic.

ISSN

1442-7001

Language

eng

Publication classification

C4 Letter or note; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2009, Ecological Society of Australia

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