Acacia seed banks can accumulate in the presence of biological control agents

A recent study by C.I.B PhD graduate Mathys Strydom (currently at the Academy of Environmental Leadership) found that annual seed input of invasive Australian Acacias is still high, despite the use of biological control agents.

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Impact of invasive alien birds on seed germination
The invasive rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Impact of invasive alien birds on seed germination

A recent study by C·I·B student, Vuyisile Thabethe and colleagues assessed how the germination of invasive seeds are influenced after being eaten by indigenous, Knysna (Tauraco corythaix) and purple-crested (Gallirex porphyreolophus) turacos, and invasive, rose-ringed parakeets (Psittacula krameri).

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