10 July 2012


We are seeking articles for the September – November 2012 issue of Australasian Plant Conservation (APC), the bulletin of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation.

The issue will be on the theme ‘Landscape Restoration’ and will highlight current landscape scale restoration efforts.

Loss and degradation of habitat is a major cause of decline and extinction of species in Australia. The scale of degradation poses many challenges to recovery efforts. Landscape restoration aims to conserve biodiversity, to regain ecological integrity and assist with recovery of degraded ecosystems by focusing on restoring ecological processes to achieve this.

In this issue we will focus on the restoration of larger areas. We want to look at the practical on-ground works being undertaken. What tools did you use to assess the state of the site and what approach did you take in restoring it? What challenges were encountered and what were the outcomes?

Articles generally should not exceed 1200 words and authors are encouraged to submit two or three high resolution images to illustrate their article. Further guidelines for authors about the APC style and scope can be downloaded here.

General articles not on the theme are also welcome. We also welcome: book reviews; notes regarding interesting recent publications or resources; and workshop, course and fieldwork announcements.

Deadline for submissions for the September – November 2012 issue is Friday 10 August 2012.

If you are intending to submit an article or wish to discuss possibilities, please contact the Editor, Selga Harrington, by 20 July Your final article must be submitted to Selga by email at selga.harrington@gmail.com.