Do Current revegetation practices applied at biodiverse carbon plantings near Perenjori facilitate recovery of ecosystem functions and biodiversity? Additional mulch and wood can reduce the extensive time lag of leaf-litter and woody debris accumulation associated with revegetation, thereby improve rate and quality of restoration outcomes.
- Complete comprehensive survey results of the biodiversity of invertebrate communities in re-vegetated and remnant sites.
- Assist industry in making informed decisions to ensure successful restoration of ecosystem functions and biodiversity.
6 field trips have been undertaken were various ecosystem functions and biodiversity components have been measured. Data has been collected for soil chemistry, penetration resistance of soils, water infiltration rates, soil bulk density, leaf litter cover and amount, woody debris cover and invertebrate diversity across remnant woodlands, revegetated sites and cleared paddocks.
Ecosystem function measures for decomposition (termite and microorganisms) and nutrient cycling are currently deployed on all sites and will be collected in November/December 2017.
Data collection has been progressing, aided by the assistance of volunteers. Science permits for invertebrate, flora and soil collections have been obtained from the appropriate Department.
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