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					Myrtle Rust
THREATS – Scope and Scale

Doug Beckers
Biodiversity Officer
Central Coast Hunter Range
 Region, Gosford, NSW

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Threats
 Scope and Scale – Industry Dependant
  - Forestry




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Pharmaceutical




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Floriculture




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Bush Regeneration




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Horticulture




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Environment




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Research




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Tourism




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Biobanking




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Cultural Heritage




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Threats
 Scope and Scale
  - Economic
  - Environmental
  - Social




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Threats- Scope and Scale
 The Business of National Parks and Botanic
  Gardens
  - Amenity
                         Threats
  - Recreation
                          - Economic
  - Conservation
                          - Environmental
  - Education
                          - Social
  - Research
  - Cultural Heritage

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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Environmental Threats




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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Environmental Threats
  - Increased risk of species/community extinctions
      Existing listings eg EPBC Act
        20 (4) Myrtaceae dominated communities
        153 (8) Myrtaceae species
      Potential new listings
       eg Rhodamnia rubescens



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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Environmental Threats
  - Loss of ecosystem function
      Melaleuca quinquenervia swamps




        Food source – Flying Foxes,
         Regent Honeyeaters
        Hydrological Changes
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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Environmental Threats
  - Ecosystem Change
      Plant community compositional changes
      Change in fire potential
      Habitat change
      Fauna assemblage change
 Woodlands in Botanic Gardens, eg, ANBG,
  Cranbourne, Kings Park, Mt Annan, Mt Lofty, Royal
  Tasmanian (Euc woodland), George Brown
  woodland                                            17
Threats- Scope and Scale
 Environmental Threats
  - Control Effort




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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Environmental Threats
  - Research Restrictions
      Cost of decontamination – financial and
       opportunity costs
      Risk of spreading pathogen




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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Social Threat
  - Loss of Amenity
  - Loss of Heritage
  - Loss of Access




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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Role of Botanic Garden and Arboreta
  - Planting and Cultivation of Threatened Species
  - Protection of existing EEC’s
  - Propagule Storage (Millennium Seed Bank)
  - Education – staff, clients and industry
  - Assistance with identification of risk




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Threats- Scope and Scale
 Thank You and Questions




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