Journal article

A method to map riparian exotic vegetation (Salix spp.) area to inform water resource management

Tanya M Doody, Megan Lewis, Richard G Benyon, Guy Byrne



Hydrological processes within riparian environments worldwide are impacted when introduced species invade. Monitoring and management at substantial expense, are subsequently required to combat deleterious effects on the environment and stream hydrology. Willow species (Salicaceae: Salix spp.) introduced into Australia have spread throughout many riparian systems causing adverse environmental impacts, with high rates of water extraction when located within stream beds (in-stream willows) thus altering hydrology. Strategies exist to manage willows; however, simpler, more cost-effective methods are required to map and monitor spatial and temporal distributions. A method is presented to discrimi..

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