| || || Gopaul, Sunil|
| || || Abiotic effects of the invasive alien Pinanga Coronata in the Colo-i-Suva forest reserve, Fiji|
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc. Environmental Science
Subject: Ivory nut palm | Fiji | Suva, Alien plants | Fiji | Suva, Forest reserves | Fiji | Suva
Call No.: QK 495 .P17 G67 2018
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Understanding the impact of invasions by alien plants on habitat conditions and plant community structure is critical for the development and implementation of effective invasive alien plant management programmes. However, in the South Pacific Region, little is known about the impact of invasive plants such as alien palms on invaded plant communities. There are few studies that consider the impacts of these invasive plants in association with abiotic factors. This study therefore aims to report on the influence of Pinanga coronata on key abiotic factors in the Colo-I-Suva (CIS) Forest Reserve, and determine if a relationship exists between these factors and the structure of the plant community.