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Type: Thesis
Title: The intensity of competitive interactions as a function of fertility, in Mediterranean-type old fields in South Australia / Brenton Ladd.
Author: Ladd, Brenton Mark
Issue Date: 2003
School/Discipline: School of Environmental Engineering
Abstract: Studies the establishment of tree seedlings in Mediterranean-type oldfields in South Australia to test for a correlation between habitat fertility and the intensity of competition. Also investigates whether resource competition and invertebrate herbivory are confounded with each other. Testing for correlation was carried out using a quantitative literature review in combination with field and glasshouse experiments. Results suggest that direct effects,and indirect effects may be heavily confounded, and that a positive correlation between fertility and the intensity of competition is most probable when a phenomenological definition of competition is used.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, School of Environmental Engineering, 2003
Subject: Plant competition.
Description: "April 22, 2003"
Bibliography: leaves 131-147.
147 leaves : ill., 30 cm.
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