River red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis): a review of ecosystem processes, seedling regeneration and silvicultural practice.
J Di Stefano
Australian forestry | Published : 2002
This review brings together disparate information about the red gum ecosystem. The climate and soils of the Murray Valley are described, and I outline the impact of river regulation, as well as a number of other human activities, on some of the plants and animals of the region. The review illustrates the fundamental interconnectedness of ecosystem processes, especially in riparian systems. The ecology of red gum regeneration and current silvicultural practices are examined, and the likely future of the red gum ecosystem is discussed. On balance, it would seem that the greatest public good lies in re-establishing and maintaining the natural values of the red gum ecosystem. © 2002 Taylor & Fra..View full abstract