Developing a research agenda for the distribution and rate of spread of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) and identification of landscapes and biodiversity assets at most risk from invasion
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, March 2007
About the report
This report presents the outcomes of a workshop to examine issues in relation to the distribution and rate of spread of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliarus), and of those landscapes and biodiversity assets at most risk from invasion. The workshop was help on 12–13 September 2007, in Alice Springs.
The need to address issues relating to buffel grass was identified by the Biodiversity Working Group of the Australian Collaborative Rangelands Information System (ACRIS) in a report to the ACRIS Management Committee earlier in 2007. They recognised the paucity of information about buffel grass, which they identified as a transformer weed with potentially serious implications for biodiversity.