22 October 2020
Working out how to deal with environmental weeds can be a real challenge. Living Links has been pleased to support Dr. Graeme Lorimer of Biosphere Pty Ltd to develop a series of educational videos to steer people in the right direction.
The first video provides some really helpful ecological concepts for assessing the seriousness of an environmental weed problem and how it will respond to your actions. The second video shows you how use that knowledge, along with other information, to prioritise environmental weed problems. That’s important to make your efforts and resources really count.
The videos can be found on our Educational Resources page.
The videos are mostly directed to people in Victoria, Australia but the ecological concepts are relevant much more widely.
– about the role of disturbance: Fox M.D. & Fox B.J. (1986). The susceptibility of natural communities. pp. 57-66 in R.H. Groves and J.J. Burdon eds., Ecology of biological invasions: an Australian perspective. Australian Academy of Science, Canberra.
– about ecological drivers and passengers: Pulsford S.A., Lindenmayer D.B. & Driscoll D.A. (2014). A succession of theories: purging redundancy from disturbance theory. Biological Reviews 91: 148–167.
– about Sweet Pittosporums: O’Leary B., Burda M., Venn S.E. & Gleadow R. (2018). Integrating the Passenger-Driver hypothesis and plant community functional traits to the restoration of lands degraded by invasive trees. Forest Ecology and Management 408: 112–120.SHOW LESS