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Exploring the groundwater use of invasive alien plants
Expanded Title:A recently completed Water Research Commission (WRC) study investigated the water use by Prosopis spp (an invasive alien plant) compared to co-occurring Vachellia karroo trees before and after clearing the invasions. While individual trees of invasive alien plants were shown not to use much more water than indigenous deep-rooted trees, when forming dense stands Prosopis was found to have a considerable impact on groundwater levels.
Date Published:19/07/2016
Document Type:Brief
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Catchment Management, Water Resource Management/IWRM - Hydrogeology
Document Keywords:Ground Water
Document Format:Article
Document File Type:pdf
Brief Type:Policy
Document Size:144 KB
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