To understand potential threat of rust to native ecosystems in eastern Australia using two rainforest plant species as indicators.
Type of Study:
High levels of damage to leaves, shoots and crowns for two rainforest species and high mortality for one species.
Mixed effects models
Coastal NSW and Qld
Response variable :
Tree damage and mortality (includes time series data)
Littoral rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest
Carnegie AJ, Kathuria A, Pegg GS, Entwistle P, Nagel M, Giblin FR 2016 Impact of the invasive rust Puccinia psidii (myrtle rust) on native Myrtaceae in natural ecosystems in Australia. Biological Invasions 18: 127-144.