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dc.contributor.authorMount, Ann
dc.contributor.authorPickering, Catherine Marina
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:21:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:21:17Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-05-13T06:40:46Z
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.08.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29656
dc.description.abstractAlthough humans are a major mechanism for short and long distance seed dispersal, there is limited research testing clothing as a vector. The effect of different types of material (sports versus hiking socks), or different items of clothing (boots, socks, laces versus legs) or the same item (socks) worn in different places on seed composition were assessed in Kosciuszko National Park, Australia. Data was analyzed using Repeated Measures ANOVA, independent and paired t-tests, Multidimensional Scaling Ordinations and Analysis of Similarity. A total of 24776 seeds from 70 taxa were collected from the 207 pieces of clothing sampled, with seed identified from 31 native and 19 non-native species. Socks worn off-track collected more native seeds while those worn on roadsides collected more non-native seeds. Sports socks collected a greater diversity of seeds and more native seeds than hiking socks. Boots, uncovered socks and laces collect more seeds than covered socks and laces, resulting in 17% fewer seeds collected when wearing trousers. With seeds from over 179 species (134 recognized weeds) collected on clothing in this, and nine other studies, it is clear that clothing contributes to unintended human mediated seed dispersal, including for many invasive species.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUK
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03014797
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom168
dc.relation.ispartofpageto179
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Environmental Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume91
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTerrestrial ecology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode419999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310308
dc.titleTesting the capacity of clothing to act as a vector for non-native seed in protected areas
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorMount, Ann M.
gro.griffith.authorPickering, Catherine M.


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