Wetland weed management in Queensland

In terms of aquatic ecosystem management, vegetation has many benefits, such as providing habitat and increasing the strength of the substrate. There are situations where vegetation has negative implications. Examples include where vegetation has grown more abundant compared to its reference condition or its establishment has changed the boundary conditions such as the strength or roughness of the river channel. The consequences of these can be that native vegetation is outcompeted or that the rates and location of erosion and deposition are altered. All these impacts can result in a loss of habitat.