Tein McDonald provides a detailed explanation of the concept of ecological restoration as intended by the National Standards for Ecological Restoration. Tein outlines the restorative activities continuum and provides examples of where various restoration projects may reside along that spectrum. Ideologies such as ‘restorative thinking’ and ‘ecological civilization’ are considered within the context of the National Standards as a guiding document “to encourage all restoration and rehabilitation projects in Australia to reach their highest potential” (SERA).
|Background to the development of the Standards||00:52|
|Ecological restoration is assisting the recovery of native ecosystems||1:28|
|Ecological changes challenge: climate change and restoring biodiversity||2:30|
|Addressing the causes of biodiversity loss||3:48|
|The Standards emphasise relationships||4:43|
|‘Restorative thinking approach||5:15|
|A Restorative culture and options for society||5:43|
|The restorative activities continuum||7:35|
|Defining ecological restoration||11:05|
|Decision tree for reference ecosystem||12:20|
|Example: Prior ecosystem as a reference: Victoria Park- Alstonville||13:53|
|Example : Conditions broadly suitable provide partial recovery- Travelling Stock Routes||15:00|
|Example: Conditions needing amendment- partial recovery; Waterponding , Nyngan||16:00|
|Example: Conditions irreversible- alternative ecosystem, East Trinity Cairns||17:00|
|Example: Switching ecosystems , Phoenix Flats, Newcastle||17:55|
|Inclusiveness of ecological restoration||18:12|
|Restoration and complementary Initiatives||20:15|
- National standards for the practice of ecological restoration in Australia
- National Standards: Principle 1 Ecological restoration practice is based on an appropriate local indigenous reference ecosystem
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