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Planting for Wildlife: A Practical Guide to Restoring Native Woodlands

Handbook / Manual

By: Nicola Munro and David B Lindenmayer

96 pages, colour photos


Paperback | Sep 2010 | #194665 | ISBN-13: 9780643103122
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Across Australia, woodlands are increasingly being planted on formerly cleared or semi-cleared land. Such revegetation efforts can improve biodiversity of farm wildlife, enhance aesthetics of the landscape and even boost farm production.

"Planting for Wildlife" provides the latest information on restoring woodlands, with particular emphasis on plantings as habitat for wildlife. Key topics include why it is important to revegetate, where to plant, how to prepare a site, how to maintain and manage plantings, and how they change over time.

The authors focus on the south-eastern grazing region where domestic livestock grazing and/or cropping have been prominent forms of land use. These agricultural landscapes have suffered widespread land degradation and significant losses of biodiversity. Revegetation is a vital step towards solving these problems.

The book includes high-quality colour photographs to support the themes discussed. It is ideal for natural resource managers; field staff from state and federal government agencies; landholders; hobby farmers; vineyard owners; naturalists interested in birds, conservation and revegetation; as well as policy makers in regional, state and federal government.


Chapter 1 Why revegetate?
Chapter 2 Where to revegetate
Chapter 3 Layout and composition of a planting
Chapter 4 How to revegetate
Chapter 5 How to maintain and manage a planting
Chapter 6 How a planting changes over time

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Nicola Munro is a Post-doctoral Researcher at The Australian National University. She has recently completed her PhD thesis on revegetation programs in south-eastern Australia and published a series of internationally peer-reviewed articles from that work. She has been actively involved as a researcher and on-ground practitioner in revegetation programs for more than a decade.

David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked in woodland environments, including revegetation projects, since 1997 and has led a research team of many outstanding students and other researchers for much of that time. He has published 30 other books as well as over 700 scientific publications. A number of these publications have addressed issues associated with the conservation and management of revegetated areas, including the responses of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants to planting programs. He has worked on Australian biodiversity for more than 25 years.

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