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The establishment of Spartina in the Tamar Estuary, Tasmania
Phillips, AW (1975) The establishment of Spartina in the Tamar Estuary, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 109. pp. 65-76. ISSN 0080-4703
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Spartina anglica was introduced into the Tamar Estuary, Tasmania, in 1947. Initially spread was slow but subsequently rapid. It is capable of colonizing all rock types and sediments available in the estuary but fine sediments provide the most and basalt the least suitable substrate. It colonises all available slopes (10 degrees -28 degrees). As a result of the introduction, mud banks become stabilized and the navigable channel thereby safeguarded. The spread of Spartina has, however, adversely affected some beaches and private jetties.
|Keywords:||Tasmania, Hobart, Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 65-76|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||23 May 2012 04:57|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:34|
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