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Restoration in fragmented landscapes – The importance of genetics

  The million dollar question of 'provenance' is eloquently described by Lind Broadhurst within the context of habitat fragmentation and climate change impacts. The talk simply explains the role of genetics in understanding inbreeding depressions and how they can arise from small population sizes or reduced parental numbers. A must see video for anyone who [...]

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Using regional revegetation guides to inform reference ecosystems

Revegetation guides can provide a valuable resource in determining a local indigenous reference community- Principle 1 of the National Restoration Standards. Gill Earl provides a walk through of the Murray-Riverina vegetation guides that are widely accepted as the go-to resource for revegetation projects in that area. The elements of the guides are outlined and why [...]

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Using the Atlas of Living Australia to assist provenance selection

How do you work out what plants are suitable to grow in a climate changing world? Trevor Booth outlines a process using readily available web tools, the Atlas of Living Australia along side the Climate change in Australia website, which enables a variety of climate change scenarios to be considered and the location of potential [...]

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Reflections from a Local Government Bush Regeneration program

Councils undertaking ecological restoration projects have an additional suite of challenges to deal with. This presentation outlines the reality of working on-ground within a council system, how bush regeneration principles are applied under strategic parameters and the critical role and importance of volunteers in enhancing on-ground outcomes, education and leveraging funding. This video also provides [...]

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Wetland restoration case studies from Discovery Bay-SA

Just add water...Three wetland restoration case studies are presented by Mark Bachmann which outline the historical basis for the degradation, the process of identifying viable project sites and and the setting of goals to deliver significant wetland restoration. Mark references the Six Principles in the National Restoration Standards to highlight their relevance in designing, monitoring [...]

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Genetics and Restoration

How do ensure your restoration project will be resilient in times of changing climate and increased fragmentation across the landscape? Tein McDonald discusses with Linda Broadhurst the implications of population size, the parental gene pool and the significance of pollinators in ensuring genetic diversity and countering inbreeding depression. In this expanding field, the importance of [...]

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Introduction to the National Standards for Ecological Restoration

Jen Ford provides a brilliant 10 minute overview of the National Restoration Standards six principles and the contents of the document. Why have standards, what are they and how can they assist with on-ground restoration activities are all clearly explained. View Jen Ford's presentation There is an ever-expanding library of regenTV videos and learning resources [...]

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Forty years of restoration & production on a working sheep station

Martin Driver's 5000ha grazing property has been in the family for many years. Martin outlines the transformations that have occurred as a result of fencing, the resilience of the landscape and the lessons he has learned in managing the land for grazing, protection of endangered plant communities and environmental outcomes. The talk is presented within [...]

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AABR Awards dinner a great success.

AABR 30th Anniversary Dinner Over 90 people attended AABR's inaugural awards dinner.  We congratulate all the 25 major awardees and the 40 or so life member citation recipients.  Your work represents many years of dedication and determination - often in the face of much opposition from established practices. (A list of major awardees will be [...]

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Successful Forum 2016 – Experience Counts

The NSW launch of the National Restoration Standards on July 21st in Sydney (co-hosted by AABR) was attended by 300 people from a wide spectrum of restoration practitioners, managers, researchers, teachers and students.  Fifteen inspiring speakers from four states illustrated one or more aspects of the standards when presenting their case studies from marine, aquatic, wetland, [...]

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