Greening Australia sponsored a symposium on “Restoration- a structural and functional approach” co-chaired by our GATas senior scientist Neil Davidson and GA’s Chief Scientist David Freudenberger.
Greening Australia scientists presenting papers during the symposium were:
• Tanya Bailey on “Structural complexity and the importance of coarse woody debris in dry forest restoration”
• Paul Gibson-Roy on “Reconstructing species-rich grassy woodland on previously cleared farm land”,
• Neil Davidson on “Carbon, biodiversity and restoration”,
• David Freudenberger on “Successful ecological restoration: insights from practice”
During this symposium, Ross Chapman (EcoGenomix) presented a paper on the soil microbial analysis he did with GAVic as part of our BETR project.
Also, Alexandra Spink (GATas) gave a paper on “Prioritsing on-ground actions in changing landscapes: implications for river condition and recovery”.
Then on the last day of the conference, GATas organized a field trip to our on-ground works and world class research in the Midlands. We had nearly 40 people on the tour which required both a large bus and a convoy of 4WD to take people across recently cultivated paddocks (irrigation and paddock tree clearing continues, subsidised by Tassie tax payers).