Overcoming multiple constraints to wetland forest restoration
Grant number: LP150100682 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020
This project aims to determine the efficacy of different approaches for restoring wetland forests at the landscape scale. The death and decline of Victoria’s wetland forests, crucial habitat for the endangered helmeted honeyeater and Leadbeater's possum, most likely result from modified flooding patterns, low native tree and shrub recruitment and increased competition from understorey plants. The project intends to reinstate a more natural flood regime, planting native species and reducing competition from dense understorey vegetation. In this way, the project aims to test and advance ecological theory, guide wetland restoration and inform management plans for saving Victoria’s iconic fauna.
Related publications (7)
The vegetation structure and condition of contracting lowland habitat for Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri)
Joe Greet, Dan Harley, Kita Ashman, Darcy Watchorn, David Duncan
Lowland Leadbeater's possums are on a trajectory to extinction, with fewer than 40 individuals surviving in the wild. Quantificati..
The flooding tolerance of two critical habitat-forming wetland shrubs, Leptospermum lanigerum and Melaleuca squarrosa, at different life history stages
Georgina Zacks, Joe Greet, Christopher J Walsh, Elisa Raulings
Understanding the effect of water regime on the different life history stages of woody wetland plants is essential to managing the..