29 August 2013

NEWS & interesting reads in plant conservation

Patch Protection II: A new project by Greening Australia will investigate effective management of fenced woodland remnants.

The South Australian collaborative project Nature Links is a finalist in Banksia Sustainability Awards.

THE MATRIX IN ECOLOGY (watch) by Don Driscoll - a great example of disseminating research findings.

Four ecosystems added this month to EPBC Act list of threatened ecological communities.

The Red List of Ecosystems: a new approach to conservation. An article by David Salt in ECOS Magazine.

Increasing the resilience of the Australian alpine flora to climate change and associated threats: A plant functional traits approach. A report by National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

Genetic research assists in a Seed Production Area project (watch). A collaborative project between Greening Australia, Australian National Botanic Gardens, and CSIRO.

A list of 'Top 20 Oz ecology blogs' collated by Ian Lunt.

Opportunity to comment on proposed EPBC Act listings close 6 September:
Obligate Seeding Proteaceae & Kwongan of the Esperance Sandplains.
Hinterland Sand Flats Forest & Woodland of the Sydney Basin Bioregion

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