Recolonisation of Lagoon of Islands, Tasmania, by Baumea arthrophylla: the first step in regeneration of a unique ecosystem?
Maxwell, CJ and Tyler, PA (2006) Recolonisation of Lagoon of Islands, Tasmania, by Baumea arthrophylla: the first step in regeneration of a unique ecosystem? Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 140 . pp. 31-34. ISSN 0080-4703
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Lagoon of Islands was a unique ecosystem. Damming the lagoon in 1964 caused the decline of the ecosystem, destroying the original
vegetation and, eventually, rendering the lagoon eutrophic. While this took place the lagoon was colonised by a macrophyte not previously
noticed in the lagoon. In an effort to restore acceptable water quality, restoration of macrophyte cover was encouraged by hydrological
manipulation. Recent investigations have revealed that one of the original dominant macrophyte species is recolonising the lagoon, creating
an alternative management option for the lagoon.
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|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
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