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A decade of restoring a temperate woodland: Lessons learned and future directions


Harrison, PA and Davidson, NJ and Bailey, TG and Jones, Menna and Gilfedder, L and Bridle, K and Bowman, DMJS and Baker, TP and Richardson, BJ and Wallis, L and Potts, BM, A decade of restoring a temperate woodland: Lessons learned and future directions, Ecological Management & Restoration, 22, (S2) pp. 164-174. ISSN 1839-3330 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2021 Ecological Society of Australia and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1111/emr.12537


We synthesise the findings from 10 years of ecological restoration in the Midlands of Tasmania, Australia, captured in the series of 14 papers in this special issue of Ecological Management and Restoration. The papers illustrate how expertise from disciplines as diverse as law, economics, social sciences, the arts, education, zoology, botany, genetics, climate modelling, agriculture, spatial sciences and fire ecology are necessary to address the complex social, ecological and financial questions that underpin restoration ecology. We highlight the complexity of the task, the multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach needed, the importance of science to inform restoration practice and the problem of achieving functional connectivity. We also outline steps that need to be taken in the next 10 years. Together, the outcomes and recommendations from these studies provide a template for restoration in similar highly cleared and degraded agricultural landscapes affected by climate change in Australia and internationally.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:agricultural landscape, biodiversity conservation, climate change, community engagement, ecological restoration, functional connectivity
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Harrison, PA (Dr Peter Harrison)
UTAS Author:Davidson, NJ (Dr Neil Davidson)
UTAS Author:Bailey, TG (Dr Tanya Bailey)
UTAS Author:Jones, Menna (Professor Menna Jones)
UTAS Author:Gilfedder, L (Ms Louise Gilfedder)
UTAS Author:Bridle, K (Dr Kerry Bridle)
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
UTAS Author:Baker, TP (Dr Thomas Baker)
UTAS Author:Richardson, BJ (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
UTAS Author:Wallis, L (Dr Louise Wallis)
UTAS Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
ID Code:148350
Year Published:2021
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (IC150100004)
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2022-01-02
Last Modified:2022-04-07

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