Towards effective management of invaded vegetation in the Galapagos Islands

Towards effective management of invaded vegetation in the Galapagos Islands

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 12:00 to 13:00


About the Presenter

Mandy Trueman completed a Masters in Tropical Environmental Management at CDU in 2008 with her thesis on non-native plants in inhabited areas of the Galapagos Islands. Prior to this she had worked as a spatial scientist in the NT Government and at Charles Darwin University. During her 4-year stay in Galapagos, Mandy started a PhD at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD work (nearing completion) focuses on Galapagos vegetation that has been altered from its historical condition due to plant invasions.

 

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Australia

Plant invasions are a major problem on islands worldwide, with consequences for biodiversity and ecosystem services. In Galapagos, plant invasions have contributed to considerable vegetation change in the National Park, particularly in the highlands of inhabited islands.

Mandy will present some of her PhD work on understanding the distribution and assemblages of past and present vegetation in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. The aim of her research is to provide information that will help managers develop effective restoration planning to maximise biodiversity outcomes and ecosystem services across the landscape.   

Any enquiries please contact Mandy Trueman, email: truema01@student.uwa.edu.au

 

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