Reintroduction of ecosystem engineers as a woodland restoration tool

  • Manning, Adrian (PI)
  • Cunningham, Saul (CoI)
  • Gordon, Iain J. (CoI)
  • McIntyre, Sue (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Could the reintroduction of small native mammals be used as a tool by Australian land managers to restore temperate woodlands? Through a strategic partnership between two leading research institutions and the ACT Government, we will investigate (1) the value of extinct 'ecosystem engineers' for restoring healthy temperate woodland ecosystems with increased biodiversity; (2) the relationship between woodland conditions and reintroduction success. We will use a unique experimental woodland site in the ACT, established through an innovative research partnership, to address these aims. Knowledge emerging from this project will be critically important for land managers nationally working towards broad-scale restoration of temperate woodlands.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date14/06/1131/12/15

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$770,000.00
    • ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services Directorate: A$251,000.00

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