Naturalisation to invasion: how do naturalised plants become successful invaders? [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Dr MR Leishman; Dr BR Murray; Dr AT Moles; A/Prof DM Richardson; Prof J Klironomos

Brief description Invasive plants have enormous environmental, economic and social impacts in Australia, significantly affecting biodiversity and ecosystem processes, agricultural productivity and recreational amenity. This research will contribute substantially to our understanding of the processes that underlie the transition from naturalised to invasive for introduced plants. By identifying the key factors enabling naturalised plant species to become invasive pests, this research will enable plant species most likely to threaten Australia's biodiversity and agricultural productivity to be identified and prioritized for screening and eradication.

Funding Amount $263,040

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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