Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Proceedings of the National Bitou Bush and Boneseed Forum, Victoria, Australia, 28 August 2007.

Abstract

These proceedings contain 22 papers that cover topics on: current status and management of boneseed in New Zealand; future directions for bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata) and boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera) management in Australia; management implications of recent research into the effect of bitou bush invasion; progress on boneseed biological control (the boneseed leaf buckle mite Aceria sp., the lacy-winged seed fly Mesoclanis magnipalpis and the boneseed rust Endophyllum osteospermi); the role of fire in the management of boneseed; economic evaluation of the management of bitou bush to conserve native plant communities in New South Wales; projecting the impact of climate change on bitou bush and boneseed distributions in Australia; bitou bush and boneseed eradication and containment in Australia; assessing the recovery of native plant species following bitou bush control (the need for monitoring); the Cradle Coast boneseed incentive programme; community weed education initiatives in New South Wales (getting school children involved); bitou bush aerial spraying in New South Wales; challenges and successes in implementing the bitou bush threat abatement plan across different land tenures; national western boneseed containment; Manning Coastcare Group (a case study); coordinated regeneration programmes in coastal vegetation on the Tomaree Peninsula (a decade of bitou bush control); biodiversity, fire and bitou bush management on the mid-north coast headlands of New South Wales (a study in progress); a history of boneseed control in the You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria; the Zen of controlling bitou bush in Crowdy Bay National Park; management of bitou bush on the New South Wales coast bitou bush and boneseed control programme.