Aim: Develop robust methods to evaluate the success of native woodland restoration on retired agricultural land.
Key research questions:
- What are the appropriate methods and metrics for detecting change in the biodiversity values of restoration plantings?
- How do alternative management strategies influence the pace and direction of restoration trajectories?
- Surveys of vegetation are undertaken every four years.
- Invertebrates are surveyed every seven years.
- Soil samples are taken every five years.
- Precipitation, evaporation and temperature are recorded daily.
Leader: Professor David Keith
Institution: University of New South Wales