Density-dependent effects of a widespread invasive herbivore on tree survival and biomass during reforestation
David M Forsyth, Michael P Scroggie, Anthony D Arthur, Michael Lindeman, David SL Ramsey, Steven R McPhee, Tim Bloomfield, Ivor G Stuart
Ecosphere | WILEY | Published : 2015
This study was funded by Melbourne Water, the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority, Grow West, VicTrack, Vision for Werribee Plains, Greening Australia, the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Department of Primary Industries. We thank Noel Vincent for enabling this study to be conducted on his property, and all the staff and contractors who assisted us in the field. Matt Lee (University of Melbourne, Creswick) provided access to drying ovens. Comments by David Duncan, John Burley, Andrew Woolnough, Tamara van Polanen Petel and three anonymous reviewers greatly improved the manuscript.