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Professor Singarayer Florentine

Director, Future Regions Research Centre

Eng/IT/HAAS Directorate

Section/Portfolio:

Future Regions Research Centre (FRRC)

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Biography

Professor Singarayer Florentine (‘Florry’) is a restoration and invasive species ecologist with more than 25 years of experience in research and higher education teaching. Dr Florentine specialises in ecologically diverse habitats, with experience in three different countries.

Florry established a powerful invasive species and restoration research group based upon understandings of complex and urgent ecological restoration issues. He has led the development of strong collaborative research partnerships with over 20 natural-resource management groups across Australia and with high profile researchers from Spain and Sweden. Florry has attracted significant competitive research grant funding, bringing over $10 million to the University.

Florry has published over 100 research papers, and supervised several PhD, MSc and Honours students. He established the Biodiversity Across the Borders Conference, which significantly enhanced the research culture within his discipline.

Florry has been appointed as a Deputy Chair of the Biodiversity Advisory Committee at the Glenelg-Hopkins Catchment Management Authority.

Achievements, Developments and Future Challenges in the Field of Bioherbicides for Weed Control: A Global Review

A global review of the invasive aquatic weed Cabomba caroliniana [A. Gray] (Carolina fanwort): Current and future management challenges, and research gaps

The principal purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of the utilitarian and...

A Global Review of the Woody Invasive Alien Species Mimosa pigra (Giant Sensitive Plant): Its Biology and Management Implications

A review of the biology, distribution patterns and management of the invasive species Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson (Palmer amaranth): Current and future management challenges

Assessing Seedbank Longevity and Seed Persistence of the Invasive Tussock Grass Nassella trichotoma Using in-Field Burial and Laboratory-Controlled Ageing

Biology, distribution and management of the globally invasive weed Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav (silverleaf nightshade): A global review of current and future management challenges

Effects on Photosynthetic Response and Biomass Productivity of Acacia longifolia ssp. longifolia Under Elevated CO2 and Water-Limited Regimes

Efficacy of halosulfuron-methyl in the management of Navua sedge (Cyperus aromaticus): differential responses of plants with and without established rhizomes

Interactive effect of elevated CO<inf>2</inf> and drought on physiological traits of Datura stramonium

Photosynthetic activity and water use efficiency of Salvia verbenaca L. under elevated CO<inf>2</inf> and water-deficit conditions

Soil Seed Bank Dynamics of Pastures Invaded by Navua Sedge (Cyperus aromaticus) in Tropical North Queensland

A comparative review of six invasive nassella species in australia with implications for their management

Two Nassella species, Nassella trichotoma and Nassella neesiana, have significantly reduced the...

Amaranthus retroflexus L. (Redroot Pigweed): Effects of Elevated CO2 and Soil Moisture on Growth and Biomass and the Effect of Radiant Heat on Seed Germination

Amaranthus retroflexus L. (Amaranthaceae), Redroot pigweed, is native to North America, but has...

Biology, distribution and control of the invasive species Ulex europaeus (Gorse): A global synthesis of current and future management challenges and research gaps

Ulex europaeus (Gorse) is one of the most invasive shrubs in the world, being now found in more...

Biology, distribution and management of the invasive Jatropha gossypiifolia (Bellyache bush): A global review of current and future management challenges and research gaps

Biology, ecology and management of the invasive navua sedge (Cyperus aromaticus)—a global review

Biology, ecology, distribution and control of the invasive weed, lactuca serriola l. (wild lettuce): A global review

Lactuca serriola L. (wild lettuce) is a highly invasive C3 weed in many countries, including...

Can copper products and surfaces reduce the spread of infectious microorganisms and hospital-acquired infections?

Pathogen transfer and infection in the built environment are globally significant events, leading...

Can optimum solar radiation exposure or supplemented vitamin D intake reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms?

The foremost mortality-causing symptom associated with COVID-19 is acute respiratory distress...

Detection of Malleefowl Mounds from Point Cloud Data

Does climate play any role in covid-19 spreading?—an Australian perspective

Compared to other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic did not severely affect Australia as measured...

Do primary rainforest tree species recruit into passively and actively restored tropical rainforest?

Restoring tropical rainforests is becoming increasingly urgent. However, in most restoration...

Erigeron bonariensis, Erigeron canadensis, and Erigeron sumatrensis

Factors affecting the global distribution of Hydrilla verticillata (L. fil.) Royle: A review

Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae) is a submerged freshwater flowering plant within the...

Germination biology, distribution and control of the invasive species Eragrostis curvula [Schard. Nees] (African Lovegrass): A global synthesis of current and future management challenges

Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) is an invasive C4 perennial grass that is threatening...

Germination biology of four climatically varied populations of the invasive species African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula)

African lovegrass [Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees] is a highly invasive C4 perennial grass...

Germination biology of three populations of Navua sedge (Cyperus aromaticus)

Navua sedge [Cyperus aromaticus (Ridley) Mattf. & Kük.] is an aggressive perennial sedge native...

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) extracts-suitable pharmacological interventions for covid-19? a review

Medicinal value of three agricultural weed species of the asteraceae family: A review

Ageratum conyzoides L., Tridax procumbens L. and Bidens pilosa L. are well known plant species of...

Reflections on an international nursing placement experience in Nepal: A thematic analysis

Seed longevity and germination in response to changing drought and heat conditions on four populations of the invasive weed African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula)

African lovegrass [Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees] is an invasive weed that is threatening...

Ecology, distribution and control of the invasive weed Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack. ex Arechav.: A global review of current and future challenges

Nassella trichotoma (serrated tussock) is a highly invasive perennial C3 weed from South America....

Evaluation of the growth response of arid zone invasive species Salvia verbenaca cultivars to atmospheric carbon dioxide and soil moisture

Although climate change is expected to affect the ecology of many weed species, the nature and...

Germination ecology of hairy fleabane (Conyza bonariensis) and its implications for weed management

Hairy fleabane [Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist] is a problematic weed in Australian no-till...

Influence of elements of climate change on the growth and fecundity of Datura stramonium

In this study, the performance of Datura stramonium, an invasive weed of soybean and solanaceous...

Response of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible biotypes of annual sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus) to increased carbon dioxide and variable soil moisture

The growth response of annual sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus L.) to anticipated future climate...

Seed germination response of a potential rangeland weed Psilocaulon granulicaule to selected environmental conditions

Studies show that just over 620 non-native naturalised plant species have been recorded within...

Weed management for landscape scale restoration of global temperate grasslands

Globally, temperate grasslands have been significantly degraded as a result of urbanisation,...

Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud) competition altered wheat grain quality: A study under elevated atmospheric CO2 levels and drought conditions

Annual ryegrass is one of the most serious, costly weeds of winter cropping systems in Australia....

Atmospheric CO 2 concentration and other limiting factors in the growth of C 3 and C 4 plants

Cultivation of low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis sativa L. cultivation in Victoria, Australia: Do we know enough?

Late 2017, the ban on the cultivation and consumption of low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis...

Effects of various ecological factors on the germination of two crop and pasture weed species, Vulpia bromoides and Vulpia myuros

Vulpia species (silver grasses), including V. bromoides and V. myuros, are native to the...

Environmental factors affecting the germination and seedling emergence of two populations of an emerging agricultural weed: Wild lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

Wild lettuce (Lactuca serriola L.) is a significant emerging agricultural and environmental weed...

Influence of selected environmental factors on seed germination and seedling emergence of Dinebra panicea var. brachiata (Steud.)

Dinebra panicea var. brachiata (Steud.) is related to genus Leptochloa., some species of which...

Influence of soil moisture regimes on growth, photosynthetic capacity, leaf biochemistry and reproductive capabilities of the invasive agronomic weed; Lactuca serriola

Global temperatures are predicted to increase by 1.5–5.9C during this century, and this change...

Response of Chloris truncata to moisture stress, elevated carbon dioxide and herbicide application

Herbicide resistance has been observed in Chloris truncata, an Australian native C4 grass and a...

Seed germination ecology of Bidens pilosa and its implications for weed management

It is now widely recognized that Bidens pilosa has become a problematic broadleaf weed in many...

The germination success of Acacia longifolia subsp. longifolia (Fabaceae): A comparison between its native and exotic ranges

Acacia longifolia subsp. longifolia is native to South-eastern Australia and has naturalised in...

An investigation of the soil seedbank and seed germination of perennial species in Belah (Casuarina pauper)woodlands in north-west Victoria

Semiarid and arid woodlands across much of southern Australia have been subject to prolonged high...

Assessment of potentially toxic metal contamination in the soils of a legacy mine site in Central Victoria, Australia

The environmental impact of toxic metal contamination from legacy mining activities, many of...

Characterizing selected soil attributes of different land-use management to assess reforestation benefits of deforested riparian buffers

Introduction: The information available on the sensitivity of soil biotic and abiotic attributes,...

Comparison of techniques to control the aggressive environmental invasive species Galenia pubescens in a degraded grassland reserve, Victoria, Australia

Across many southern regions of Australia, native grasslands have become seriously threatened by...

Controlled burn and immediate mobilization of potentially toxic elements in soil, from a legacy mine site in Central Victoria, Australia

Conducting controlled burns in fire prone areas is an efficient and economic method for forest...

Effect of environmental factors on the germination and emergence of Salvia verbenaca L. cultivars (verbenaca and vernalis): An invasive species in semi-arid and arid rangeland regions

Salvia verbenaca (wild sage) is a commonly cultivated herbal medicine plant, which is native to...

Effects of prescribed fire and post-fire rainfall on mercury mobilization and subsequent contamination assessment in a legacy mine site in Victoria, Australia

Prescribed fire conducted in fire-prone areas is a cost-effective choice for forest management,...

Environmental factors affecting the germination and emergence of white horehound (Marrubium vulgare L.): A weed of arid-zone areas

White horehound (Marrubium vulgare L.), is a troublesome weed of arid zones, particularly in...

Environmental factors associated with the foliage cover of invasive fairy grass (Lachnagrostis filiformis) in Victoria, Australia

Fairy grass (Lachnagrostis filiformis) is an Australian native grass that has recently become a...

Environmental factors effecting the germination and seedling emergence of two populations of an aggressive agricultural weed; Nassella trichotoma

Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack. ex Arechav. (Serrated tussock) is an aggressive globally...

Factors effecting the germination and emergence of a rangeland weed European heliotrope (Heliotropium europaeum L.)

European heliotrope (Heliotropium europaeum L.) is an important weed in semiarid and arid...

Germination ecology of Chloris truncata and its implication for weed management

Chloris truncata is a significant weed in summer crops in the subtropical region of Australia. A...

Influence of controlled burning on the mobility and temporal variations of potentially toxic metals (PTMs) in the soils of a legacy gold mine site in Central Victoria, Australia

Controlled burns also known as managed burns or prescribed fires conducted in fire-prone areas...

In vitro assessment of arsenic mobility in historical mine waste dust using simulated lung fluid

Exposure studies have linked arsenic (As) ingestion with disease in mining-affected populations;...

Seed germination response of a noxious agricultural weed Echium plantagineum to temperature, light, pH, drought stress, salinity, heat and smoke

Echium plantagineum is a significant pasture weed in the Mediterranean climatic zone of several...

Emerging challenges and opportunities for education and research in weed science

In modern agriculture, with more emphasis on high input systems, weed problems are likely to...

Herbicide efficacy for aquatic Alternanthera philoxeroides management in an early stage of invasion: integrating above-ground biomass, below-ground biomass and viable stem fragmentation

Alternanthera philoxeroides is a problematic invasive plant in many regions of the world that is...

Implications of narrow crop row spacing in managing weeds in mungbean (Vigna radiata)

The mungbean production area is increasing in Australia due to increasing demand for the grain in...

Influence of elevated [CO2] on competition between annual ryegrass and wheat under water deficit: biomass production and total antioxidant capacity defence response

Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.), a troublesome weed in winter cropping systems is likely...

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Rainfall and grazing: Not the only barriers to arid-zone conifer recruitment

An understanding of the drivers of infrequent recruitment is fundamental in managing for species...

Risk of post-fire metal mobilization into surface water resources: A review

One of the significant economic benefits to communities around the world of having pristine...

The Unquantified Risk of Post-Fire Metal Concentration in Soil: a Review

Forest fire is a natural disturbance that occurs in many terrestrial ecosystems specifically in...

Trace metal content in inhalable particulate matter (PM2.5-10 and PM2.5) collected from historical mine waste deposits using a laboratory-based approach

Mine wastes and tailings are considered hazardous to human health because of their potential to...

Weeds in a changing climate: Vulnerabilities, consequences, and implications for future weed management

Whilst it is agreed that climate change will impact on the long-term interactions between crops...

An investigation of the effects of stage of ensilage on Nassella neesiana seeds, for reducing seed viability and injury to livestock

The noxious weed Nassella neesiana is established on a wide range of productive land throughout...

Arid land invasive weed Salvia verbenaca L(wild sage): investigation into seedling emergence, soil seedbank, allelopathic effects, and germination

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Biases encountered in long-term monitoring studies of invertebrates and microflora: Australian examples of protocols, personnel, tools and site location

Monitoring forms the basis for understanding ecological change. It relies on repeatability of...

Building Suitable Restoration Approaches in the Brownfields

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Factors Affecting Seed Germination of Feather Fingergrass (Chloris virgata)

Laboratory experiments were carried out to determine the effect of several environmental factors...

Glyphosate Resistance of C-3 and C-4 Weeds under Rising Atmospheric CO2

The present paper reviews current knowledge on how changes of plant metabolism under elevated CO2...

Influence of selected environmental factors on seed germination and seedling survival of the arid zone invasive species tobacco bush (Nicotiana glauca R. Graham)

Tobacco bush (Nicotiana glauca R. Graham) is an aggressive invading species, which is active...

Influence of Various Environmental Factors on Seed Germination and Seedling Emergence of a Noxious Environmental Weed: Green Galenia (Galenia pubescens)

Green galenia is a South African woody prostrate perennial that was first recorded in Australia...

Investigations into the effects of elevated carbon dioxide and drought on the growth and physiology of carpet weed (Galenia pubescens Eckl. & Zeyh.)

The present study aimed to examine the interactive effects of elevated atmospheric CO2...

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Size-dependent characterisation of historical gold mine wastes to examine human pathways of exposure to arsenic and other potentially toxic elements

Abandoned historical gold mining wastes often exist as geographically extensive, unremediated,...

Sustainability and Regional Development: When Brownfields Become Playing Fields

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The effectiveness of different planting frameworks for recruitment of tropical rainforest species on ex-rainforest land

A long-term rainforest restoration experiment was established on abandoned pasture in...

After the Gold Rush: Developing Closeure Criteria for a Minded Landscape

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Decade-long response of arid-land mallee vegetation to fire, flooding and grazing in south-eastern Australi

Australian arid vegetation has evolved within highly variable environments characterised by low...

Detecting the Seeds of Nassella neesiana in Large Round Hay Bales, by Means of Non-Destructive Core Sampling

In the last three decades or so there has been a significant increase in fodder trading, both in...

Environmental benefits inferred from impact of reforestation of deforested creek bank on soil conditioning: a case study in Victoria, Australia

Information regarding changes in soil condition after reforestation may help in inferring...

The need for speed: Timely prevention of the dispersal of noxious weeds in relief fodder using efficient sampling procedures

Invasive and noxious weeds are well known as a pervasive problem, imposing significant economic...

Winter diet of introduced red deer (Cervus elaphus) in woodland vegetation in Grampians National Park, western Victoria

Although red deer (Cervus elaphus) have the potential to play a major role in influencing the...

An assessment of riparian restoration outcomes in two rural catchments in south-western Victoria: Focusing on tree and shrub species richness, structure and recruitment characteristics

Riparian ecosystems are among the most degraded systems in the landscape, and there has been...

Health effects associated with inhalation of airborne arsenic arising from mining operations

Arsenic in dust and aerosol generated by mining, mineral processing and metallurgical extraction...

Dietary characteristics of Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) in semi-arid New South Wales, Australia, and dispersal and germination of ingested seeds

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) eats a wide range of seeds and other plant material but little...

Effects of Tetranychus lintearius (Acari: Tetranychidae) on the structure and water potential in the foliage of the invasive Ulex europaeus (Fabaceae) in Australia

Ulex europaeus, a native of Western Europe and the Mediterranean coast, is a serious agricultural...

Plant recruitment and survival as indicators of ecological restoration in abandoned pasture land in Nurcoung, Victoria, Australia

Introduction One of the major impediments to developing better restoration strategies is the...

Recruitment and functionality traits as bioindicators of ecological restoration success in the Lurg Hills district, Victoria, Australia

Introduction: The Regent Honeyeater Project commenced ecological restoration in the Lurg district...

The Current Status Of Different Age, Direct-Seeded Revegetation Sites In An Agricultural Landscape In The Burrumbeet Region, Victoria, Australia

Many vegetation restoration works have been undertaken in Australia but only a few of those...

Finding needles in a haystack: and investigation of a non-destructive method to detect the seeds of Chilean needle grass (Nassella Neesiana (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth) in round hay bales

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Hydraulic heterogeneity in a highly weathered basaltic regolith: Impact on lateral-flow and solute transport

Reliable on-ground information on groundwater (GW) hydraulic heterogeneity is required to...

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Long term effect of fire, flood and grazing on invertebrates in Australia's arid zone: Collembola and Formicidae

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Modelling the effects of water-point closure and fencing removal: A GIS approach

Artificial water-points in the form of troughs or ground tanks are used to augment natural water...

Short-term gain and long-term pain: Lessons learnt from the control of Lachnagrostis filiformis (fairy grass) in Victoria, Australia

The indigenous Lachnagrostis filiformis colonized extensive areas of dry lake beds in Victoria,...

Auditing revegetated catchments in southern Australia: decomposition rates and collembolan species assemblages

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Detection, quantification and management of the dispersal of Nassella neesiana (Chilean Needle Grass) seeds in hay bales

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Nitrate import-export dynamics in groundwater interacting with suface-water in a wet-tropical environment

Solute importexport dynamics in groundwater (GW) systems interacting with surface-water are...

Characterising and improving the deteriorating trends in soil physical quality under banana

Deterioration in soil physical quality under intensive tillage practices is a norm rather than an...

Controlling wind blown fairy grass(Lachnagrostis filiformis) seed heads in western Victoria

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Age distribution of Slender Cypress-pine (Callitris gracilis) within Pine Plains, Wyperfeld National Park

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A unique weed problem - the control of fairy grass Lachnagrosits filiformis seedheads on Lake Learmonth in western Victoria

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Post-wildfire seedling colonisation patterns in a Eucalyptus delegatensis (Myrtaceae) windthrow site at Snowy River National Park, Victoria

During June 1998, a severe windstorm caused significant damage to a sub-alpine stand of...

Species persistence and natural recruitment after 14 years in a restoration planting on ex -rainforest land in North-east Queensland.

[No abstract available]

Does Geijera parviflora Lindl. (Rutaceae) facilitate understorey species in semi-arid Australia?

Dry lakes and drifting seed-heads: The ecology of fairy grass Lachnagrostis filiformis

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Establishment, initial and persistence of parthenium summer rust puccinia melampodii in north Queensland

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Metabolite mobilization in the stem galls of Parthenium hysterophorus induced by Epiblema strenuana inferred from the signatures of isotopic carbon and nitrogen and concentrations of total non-structural carbohydrates.

Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) is a weed of national significance in Australia. Among...

The arid land invasive weed nicotiana glauca R. Graham (solanaceae): Population and soil seed bank dynamics, seed germination patterns and seedling response to flood and drought

Arid land vegetation dynamics after a rare flooding event: Influence of fire and grazing

Ecology of the endangered Southern Shepherd's Purse Ballantinia antipoda (Brassicaceae) and the associated moss mat community on Mount Alexander, Victoria

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Effects of gall induction by Epiblema strenuana on gas exchange, nutrients and energetics in Parthenium hysterophorus

Gall induction by arthropods results in a range of morphological and physiological changes in...

Exotic plant species invasion in South West New South Wales: Influence of a rare flooding event and grazing

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Fire and hollow formation in Box-Ironbark eucalyptus of the Warby Range State Park

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Invasion of the noxious weed Nicotiana glauca R. Graham after an episodic flooding event in the arid zone of Australia

Rainfall-driven episodic flood events: Are they a major factor in moulding New South Wales arid land vegetation patterns?

Effects of windthrow on a stand of Eucalyptus delegatensis (Myrtaceae) and early understorey succession at Snowy River National Park, Victoria

Evaluation of alternative approaches to rainforest restoration on abandoned pasturelands in tropical North Queensland, Australia

The lag time for natural recruitment of tropical rainforest species in abandoned pastureland is...

Observations on survival and early growth of natural regeneration in floodplain Coolibah Eucalyptus victrix (Myrtaceae) in the Pilbara, Western Australia

Restoration on abandoned tropical pasturelands - do we know enough?

Tropical rainforests have been disappearing at an alarming rate. In addition to preserving...

The germinable soil seedbank of Eucalyptus victrix grassy woodlands at Roy Hill Station, Pilbara district, Western Australia

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The impact of deforestation and pasture abandonment on soil properties in the wet tropics of Australia

Limited information exists on the changes in soil properties, particularly from the wet tropics...

The impact of deforestation and pasture in the wet tropics of Australia

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Allelopathic effects of Eucalyptus victrix on eucalyptus species and grasses

[No abstract available]

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Allelopathic potential of the newly emerging weed Solanum mauritianum Scop. (Solanaceae) in the wet tropics of North-East Queensland

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Competition between Eucalyptus victrix seedlings and grass species

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Flowering, fruiting, germination and seed dispersal of the newly emerging weed Solanum mauritanum Scop. ( Solanaceae in the wet tropics of North Queensland)

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Heat requirements for germination of the grass Panicum laevinode

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Morphological and physiological adoptions to waterlogging by Eucalyptus seedlings from the semi-arid Pilbara, Western Australia

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Responses to the weed Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae) to the stem gall-inducing weevil Conotrachelus albocinereus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)

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Seed longevity of Eucalyptus victrix in grassland in the floodplain of the Fortescue River, Pilbara, Western Australia

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Efficiency of gall-inducing insects in the biological control of parthenium weed: Structural and physiological changes

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Gall inducing insects and biological control of partenium hysterophours

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