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Biodiversity values and functional ecology of regrowth vegetation in modified landscapes

“At a continental scale, remnant vegetation in the Australian rangelands can be described as intact, except towards the east where intensive land clearing has occurred prior to cessation of broadscale land clearing at the end of 2006. However, ongoing clearing of native vegetation for the purposes of harvesting fodder is a legitimate management approach for large areas of south-west Queensland, and is regulated under the Vegetation Management Act 1999. This is (more)...

Biological control and ecology of alligator weed

The goal of this project was to improve management of alligator weed in Australia. This was to be accomplished through; 1) testing the host specificity of two herbivorous insects for potential use as biological control agents

Biotechnology and its implications for natural resource management in Australia

This paper aims to inform and promote discussion of the uses of landscape biotechnology in Australian NRM.

Birds on New England Wool Properties

Northern Tablelands Project Fact Sheet: 1

Twenty species of woodland bird have been identified that are destined for extinction in the NSW wheat-sheep belt, where little habitat remains (Reid 1999). We found ten of these species on New England wool properties between 2002 and 2005.

Bob and Anne Wilson - Lancelin

Evergreen Farming Group Case Study

Bob and Anne Wilson farm just 25km from the coast in a 650mm rainfall zone, but they are effectively dealing with drought for six months of the year.

They lease a 2,000ha prope

Boneseed rust: A highly promising candidate for biological control


The systemic South African rust fungus, Endophyllum osteospermi, is a highly promising biological control agent for boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera), because it reduces growth and reproduction of plants by causing extensive…

Border Rivers Biodiversity in Grain and Graze

Preliminary results for the Border Rivers Region

Breaking Ground

Key Findings and Research Outcomes from 10 years of Australia's National Dryland Salinity Program: An Overview (second edition)

New updated edition - replaces product code PX040646

Breaking Ground

Key Findings from 10 years of Australia's National Dryland Salinity Program

Breaking Ground: Salinity Key Findings and Research Outcomes

10 years of Australia's National Dryland Salinity Program

Breaking through the equity barrier in environmental policy

Environmental and natural resource policy has nowadays come under the banner of increased economic efficiency, as witnessed by the growing popularity of market-based instruments. While few argue against the need for efficiency, there are worries that othe

Breeding Forage Plants in the Genome Era

Forage plant breeding has been largely based on phenotypic selection following sexual recombination of natural genetic variation found between and within ecotypes. Advances in plant genetic manipulation over the last 15 years have provided convincing evidence that these powerful technologies can complement and enhance plant breeding programs. Significant progress in the establishment of the methodologies required for the molecular breeding of forage plants has been made. Examples of current (more)...