AABR walks and talks to 2007

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These are abstracts from presentations at AABR walks and talks. More recent reports can be found in the AABR Newsletters.

Soil Crusts – Nature’s Soil Fixers

Soil crusts might sound might sound dry and uninspiring, but are quite the opposite when presented by David Eldridge with slides by Heino Lepp. It seems we have been largely overlooking a valuable and fascinating component of our dry land ecosystems. Biological crusts play an important role in maintaining healthy soils in the semi arid [...]

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Willows in Australia

Generally, willow seed is very small, very short-lived (2-4 days), produced in massive quantities over several weeks, highly fertile, capable of dispersal over very large distances by wind, and very specific about the characteristics of a suitable seed bed. This means that usually most seeds do not survive but, when conditions are suitable, hundreds of [...]

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Native Orchids

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Invertebrate Biodiversity in Urban Landscapes: Assessing Remnant Habitat and its Restoration

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Terrestrial Invertebrates and Ecological Restoration

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Science and the Community working together for Bush and River Restoration

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Blue Mountains Hanging Swamp Field Trip

The hanging swamps of the Blue Mountains are a unique and interesting ecological community, but many are situated on the urban fringe, so they are not always in the best condition. However there has been a strong increase in bush regen activity in recent years, due in a large part to "Blue Mountains Urban Runoff [...]

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The Regeneration of Wingham Brush, NSW

This was the first Australian attempt to restore a rainforest. Wingham Brush is 9 hectares of lowland tropical rainforest in the Manning River valley adjacent to the town of Wingham upstream of Taree. This remnant and the 5 hectares at Coocumbac Island Nature Reserve are the most southerly representatives of this type of rainforest of [...]

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Field seminar at Rookwood Cemetry, Lidcombe, NSW

AABR's field trip to Rookwood Cemetery with Dr. Paul Adam was well attended with an audience of nearly 70 people. The Cemetery is an interesting blend of custom and cultures merging into, and often overwhelming, the natural landscape. It was Dr. Paul Adam's scientific assessment of this indigenous vegetation and our human impacts upon it [...]

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Animal Survival in Urban Bushland Reserves

Bushland reserves have been established in built-up areas as a means of conserving remnant flora and fauna. Recent fauna survey work allows for an assessment of the effectiveness of these reserves as conservation areas for native animals. Many bushland reserves are surrounded by houses and are subject to various forms of degradation, weed infestation and [...]

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