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Recolonisation of Lagoon of Islands, Tasmania, by Baumea arthrophylla: the first step in regeneration of a unique ecosystem?

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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, vol. 140 , pp. 31-34 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.140.31.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Maxwell, CJ and Tyler, PA
Keywords: 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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.140.31
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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