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Gooseberry and Hooka Islands’ recovery

This case study discusses how the key threatening process of exotic vines and scramblers and Lantana invasion were tackled on Gooseberry and Hooka Islands in Lake Illawarra. Perseverance and the Bradley methodology has seen the recovery of threatened species and the native vegetation community. View Gerard Proust's presentation. There is an ever-expanding library of regenTV [...]

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Woorim Dune Recovery Project

‘It’s as Simple as Spinifex’ is a case study on increasing community awareness to stabilize dunes by erecting a simple fence structure to control pedestrian activity and alerting the public to the issue with explanatory signage. These simple solutions provided the conditions for the natural systems to expand and stabilize the dunes. View Spencer Shaw's [...]

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Subtropical rainforest restoration at the Rous Water Rainforest Reserve

An inspiring case study of a remnant in the Big Scrub area being on the full recovery trajectory for restoration. Brett Weissel chronicles Rous Water’s restoration project which utilized innovative mechanical techniques to achieve successional transition illustrated in a very impressive recovery wheel. View the video by Rous County Council's  Brett Weissel & Anthony Acret [...]

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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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