Restoration of Fragmented Brigalow Landscapes for Conservation: Evaluating Alternative Futures in a Changing Climate (2007–2010)

This project will develop model-based planning tools and supporting guidelines for the management and restoration of fragmented Brigalow ecosystems of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. Brigalow ecosystems support a rich diversity of fauna, many of which are endangered and vulnerable to clearing, climate change and predation by cats and foxes. The primary innovation of the project is to spatially prioritise investments in passive landscape restoration through the targeted protection of regrowth forests. Passive restoration of regrowth represents a potential conservation bargain because regrowth can grow into mature forests without the large investment of time and resources associated with tree planting schemes. '',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council