Clearedlandscape

Big Scrub: A cleared landscape in transition back to forest?

Parkes T., Delaney M., Dunphy M., Woodford R., Bower H., Bower S., Bailey D., Joseph R., Ford J., Nagle J., Roberts T., Lymburner S. and McDonald T. Big Scrub: A cleared landscape in transition back to forest? Ecological Restoration & Management 2012; 13(3), 212–223.

dynamics of restoration

Dynamics and Restoration of Australian Tropical and Subtropical Rainforests

Full Article http://www.rrrc.org.au/publications/downloads/495-GU-Kanowski-J-et-al-2009-Dynamics-and-Restoration.pdf At a stand level and as a generalization, the dynamics of moist tropical and subtropical rainforests following disturbance can be explained by a few interrelated factors (Swaine and Whitmore 1988; Hopkins 1990; Finnegan 1996; Richards 1996; Terborgh et al. 2002; Wright 2002). First, mature rainforest has a closed canopy and a shady[…]

birddispersal

The important role of birds and bats in rainforest regeneration

The movement (dispersal) of seeds is a crucial part of forest regeneration. The dispersal of seeds throughout the forest increases the chances that seedlings will grow and survive. Also, dispersal allows plants to colonise new areas, including land that has been cleared. Birds and bats feed on fleshy fruits of rainforest plants and disperse the[…]