Planting for Wildlife

A Practical Guide to Restoring Native Woodlands

February 2012
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    8th February 2012
  • ISBN 9780643103122
  • Language English
  • Pages 96 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"
  • Images figures & 65 color photos

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 color photographs to support the themes discussed.

* Latest scientific information supporting new information and recommendations in the book
* Engaging, clear style

1) Why revegetate?
2) Where to revegetate
3) Layout and composition of a planting
4) How to revegetate
5) How to maintain and manage a planting
6) How a planting changes over time
List of recommendations
Further reading

Nicola Munro

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

David Lindenmayer is a Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for more than 35 years. He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.