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A research project for the University of Adelaide. We managed the project and undertook monitoring and reporting. This also included grant writing, biological surveys, site maintenance, planting and report writing.

You can read the final report here. Below is the project summary from the final report:

" Our aim was to determine the reforestation approach that maximises the native biodiversity found in Mallee bushland regrowth in South Australia, while simultaneously maximising carbon sequestration. We have implemented a long-term reforestation experiment testing six approaches (3 biodiversity treatments: 1. monoculture, 2. low diversity, 3. high diversity; and 2 planting densities: 1. high and 2. low) for reforesting deforested land into secondary shrubland and woodland complexes at Monarto Zoo, South Australia. To assess goals, we are continuing to monitor key taxa (vegetation , invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles) and
carbon pools prior to reforestation and throughout the regeneration process. Our study is unique in its experimental assessment of temperate Australian reforestation for biodiversity conservation and in the collection of baseline data. This study will
eventually result in guidelines for woodland/shrubland reforestation as an economically viable land use for landholders."

Who we’ve worked with...

Government Departments
Mining and Engineering Companies
Renewable Energy Projects
Local Councils
Plant Nurseries
Other Environmental Organisations

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Project design and management
Addressing legislative requirements and compliance, site assessments and approvals
Research trials and development
Site revegetation, restoration and monitoring

A Successional Approach

Our unique approach to revegetation involves a ‘ground up’ methodology, which floods a site with seeds of native colonising species. The use of colonising species provides rapid site stabilisation and initiates the process of recovery to build ecosystem function. These species add organic carbon to the soil, attract invertebrates, deposit seed, compete with weeds and provide cover. Colonising species in the arid zone can reproduce within 6–8 weeks of rainfall, bolstering the seedbank. These attributes provide a great catalyst for building ecosystems in the arid zone.

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We are passionate about applying ecological processes to achieve cost effective outcomes for our clients. These processes comprise more than just biodiversity services, they can be harnessed to improve business productivity and address complicated site issues.

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