Sydney Basin

Established: 1992

Aim: Develop robust methods to evaluate the success of native woodland restoration on retired agricultural land.

Key research questions:

  1. What are the appropriate methods and metrics for detecting change in the biodiversity values of restoration plantings?
  2. 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

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