Phytophthora

 

Patch deaths in tropical Queensland rainforests

Patch deaths in tropical Queensland rainforests: association and impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi and other soil borne organisms

Edited by P.A. Gadek

This publication was an outcome of a Phytophthora cinnamomi Workshop held at James Cook University in Cairns April 1998. The Workshop bought together experts from a range of disciplines to address concerns expressed by the ecotourism industry about the spread of pathogens in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and how this might affect their continued access to particular areas of the rainforest.

Contents:

  • Introduction and Overview - Paul Gadek
  • Current concerns and management issues of Phytophthora cinnamomi in the rainforests of the Wet Tropics - Steve Goosem and Nigel Tucker
  • Phytophthora cinnamomi - tourism industry considerations - Guy Chester
  • General biology and ecology of phytophthora with special reference to Phytophthora cinnamomi - David Cahill
  • Cell biology of Phytophthora cinnamomi - Adrienne Hardham
  • Nature and effect of phytophthora in horticulture - David Guest
  • Occurrence and impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi and other phytophthora species in rainforests of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and of the Mackay region, Queensland - Bruce Brown
  • Detection and identification of phytophthora - Drenth, A., Wagels, G., Smith, B.N., Maclean, D.J, and John Irwin
  • Phytophthora cinnamomi in tropical rainforest - management of outbreaks - Ken Pegg
  • References
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Rainforest dieback mapping 2002

Rainforest Dieback Mapping and Assessment

Edited by P.A. Gadek and S. Worboys

This publication provides a report on the status of dieback studies in upland rainforests of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area of north Queensland. The report focuses on field work undertaken over the period August 2001 to July 2002, and represents Stage 3 in a program of studies initiated in 1998. Funding has been provided by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, initially through the Rainforest CRC. The Report is in two main sections:

Section 1:

Identification and distribution of phytophthora species and genetic population structure of phytophthora cinnamomi

Section 2:

Impact of dieback on forest canopies

 

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Rainforest dieback mapping 2002 [11.4MB]

 

Rainforest dieback - risks associated with roads and walking tracks in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

by S. Worboys and P.A. Gadek

This report identifies the risks posed by maintenance works and use of roads and walking tracks in identified dieback-affected rainforests, and also identifies and recommends actions that can be implemented by management agencies to reduce the threat posed by Phytophthera species to native species and ecological communities.

Research for this report was funded by the Wet Tropics Management Authority.

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Rainforest dieback - risks associated with roads and walking tracks [5.9MB]

 

 

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