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Demographic Effects of Habitat Restoration for the Grey-Crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis, in Victoria, Australia

Peter A Vesk, Doug Robinson, Rodney van der Ree, Caroline M Wilson, Shirley Saywell, Michael A McCarthy



BACKGROUND: Considerable resources are spent on habitat restoration across the globe to counter the impacts of habitat loss and degradation on wildlife populations. But, because of time and resourcing constraints on many conservation programs, the effectiveness of these habitat restoration programs in achieving their long-term goals of improving the population viability of particular wildlife species is rarely assessed and many restoration programs cannot demonstrate their effectiveness. Without such demonstration, and in particular demonstrating the causal relationships between habitat restoration actions and demographic responses of the target species, investments in restoration to achieve..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge funding from The Norman Wettenhall Foundation (, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (, The Baker Foundation and the Australian Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions ( from the Australian Research Council ( MAM was supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship ( The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.