Identifying cost-effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in the Australian wet tropics (2009–2013)

We aim to determine the reforestation approach that maximises the native biodiversity found in rain forest regrowth in north Queensland, while profiting from the carbon market. We will implement a long-term reforestation experiment testing eight approaches for reforesting cattle pasture into secondary rainforest on the Atherton Tablelands. To assess goals, we will monitor key taxa and carbon pools prior to reforestation and throughout the regeneration process. Our study is unique in its experimental assessment of rainforest reforestation for biodiversity conservation and in the collection of baseline data. This study will result in guidelines for rainforest reforestation as an economically viable land use for landholders.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council