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.
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