Category Archives: Restoration ecology

Carbon credit calculations at Scottsdale Reserve

I am very interested in the concept of carbon sequestration credits, and the idea that companies with high emissions can put money towards projects that work to remove carbon out of the atmosphere, namely through planting trees. However, due to … Continue reading

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One man’s rodent, is another man’s treasure

I volunteered with Kiarrah Smith, a PhD student at ANU, over two mornings in early September. Kiarrah’s research is based on the fundamental questions of best practice for rebuilding mammal communities and the effects of these reintroductions on the recipient … Continue reading

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The Practicalities of Habitat Regeneration at Mt Majura

Thomas Paine – U7013853 Habitat loss is the largest threat to biodiversity and whilst fires in the Amazon capture headlines, degradation has occurred much closer to home. Recently I had the opportunity to understand the historical degradation of a box … Continue reading

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Agriculture or Biodiversity Conservation: Do We Need To Choose?

As the world’s human population reaches 7.6 billion people[i], it is striking to consider the sheer magnitude of the agricultural practices that are required to keep up with feeding this expanding population. Increased land clearing to accommodate large-scale, commercial agriculture … Continue reading

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Trees growing on ‘minefields’ – Andres Gordon

Trees growing on ‘minefields’ Throughout the last 800 years of human history, conflicts between different groups have opened paths for the use of imaginative and controversial tools to stop, injure and most of the times destroy one another (Truver, 2012). … Continue reading

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Scottsdale Reserve: An ambitious project

On Friday October 6, I ventured down to Scottsdale Reserve, Bredbo, with ANU senior lecturer Dr. David Freudenberger and some fellow classmates. Our goal was to assess tree health and growth of previous tree plantings by Greening Australia and previous … Continue reading

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