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The impact of dryland salinity on the structure and function of native vegetation in NSW

Project Member(s): Murray, B., Eamus, D.

Start year: 2002

Summary: This project will quantify the ecological impacts of salinisation of land, vegetation, and water reseources, due to dryland agricultural practices, on the structure and function of native vegetation at four locations in NSW. At each location, a comparison of significant ecological and ecophysiological attibutes will be made between sites subjected to groundwater modification and adjacent control sites not exposed to dryland salinity. Rigourous quantitative data gathered in this project will be crucial for the long-term management of native biodiversity and effective remediation of degratded agricultural lands.

Keywords: Ecology; Ecophysiology; Dryland salinity

FOR Codes: Plant Physiology, Terrestrial Ecology