Marine and coastal habitat restoration for matters of national environmental significance

Introduction

Restoration of marine ecosystems offers the prospect of effective conservation in the face of chronic degradation and climate change. But techniques for restoration are generally in their infancy. In 2018 this project will review the capacity for recent advances in restoration of:

  • giant kelp forests,
  • seagrass communities,
  • saltmarsh communities, and
  • shellfish communities,

to reduce conservation risks associated with matters of national environmental significance (MNES) listed under the Cth EPBC Act. In subsequent years we will trial and extend restoration techniques in critical habitats and develop a restoration decision framework to guide future investments.

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Contact

Dr Ian McLeod

Email: Ian.mcleod@jcu.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 4781 5474

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