News tagged with native vegetation

Plant biodiversity under threat from general viruses

(Phys.org) —Introduced generalist plant viruses from other hosts that encounter native plant species for the first time pose a greater threat to plant biodiversity in south-west Australia than introduced specialist viruses, ...

dateMay 12, 2014 in Ecology
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Urban bushland vital to Perth's birds

In a unique study of Perth and its surrounds, researchers have found the fragmentation of natural bushland is linked to an alarming decline in the numbers of native land birds.

dateNov 20, 2013 in Ecology
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Citizens 'can help save our wildlife'

Farmers and city people can play a key role in saving Australia's native animals and plants by small changes to the way they manage their paddocks and backyards.

dateJul 31, 2013 in Ecology
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Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.

dateJul 03, 2013 in Environment
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