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Critical success factors for Swan Coastal Plain Bushland restoration: Report to the Fiona Stanley Hospital Project, Western Australian Department of Health

The Terrestrial Ecology Research Group, (2012) Critical success factors for Swan Coastal Plain Bushland restoration: Report to the Fiona Stanley Hospital Project, Western Australian Department of Health. School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University

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Abstract

This report describes the results of a series of investigations designed to generate knowledge that can support the restoration of composition, structure and function of Banksia woodland communities of the Swan Coastal Plain region. Central elements include detailed measurement of restoration site conditions, examination of soil seed banks and topsoil treatments (e.g. smoke and heat to aid germination of soil stored seeds), soil-water availability and use relative to woodland condition and rehabilitation treatment, and assessment of a key faunal indicator of site condition (ants). These investigations focus on sites within Beeliar Regional Park (southern Perth metropolitan area) identified for rehabilitation and restoration, paired with adjacent woodland sites of varying condition (heavily degraded to high quality) in order to identify the success of different restoration procedures. It is hoped that these studies will provide improved information to identify factors critical to increasing the success of restoration, evaluate restoration success, and provide a foundation for future restoration efforts across the Swan Coastal Plain.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University
Notes: 67p
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17650
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