Understanding the potential effects of water regime and salinity on recruitment of Melaleuca ericifolia Sm.

Jacqueline Salter, Kaylene Morris, Jennifer Read, P J Boon

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Abstract

Although many emergent wetland plants may readily tolerate rapid changes in flooding and drying under freshwater conditions, their tolerance to dynamic water regimes may be compromised by salinity. Melaleuca-dominated woodlands occur naturally in Australia, south-east Asia and New Caledonia. Coastal wetlands dominated by Swamp paperbark (Melaleuca ericifolia) (Myrtaceae), native to south-east Australia, are commonly degraded as a consequence of altered water regime and salinity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200 - 206
Number of pages7
JournalAquatic Botany
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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