NESP MB Project E7 - Assessing the feasibility of restoring giant kelp beds in eastern Tasmania [ 2019-01-30 - 2021-01-30 ]

Research Project

Researchers: Johnson, Craig, Prof. (Principal investigator) ,  Johnson, Craig, Prof. (Principal investigator)

Full description This record provides an overview of the scope and research output of NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub project E7 - "Assessing the feasibility of restoring giant kelp beds in eastern Tasmania". For specific data outputs from this project, please see child records associated with this metadata. -------------------- This project will extend an externally funded project conducted through UTAS commencing in 2018 to select for thermally tolerant and low-nutrient-tolerant giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) genotypes, and to examine effects of acclimation of selected genotypes by pre-exposure to warm, nutrient-poor conditions. The proposed project will outplant pre-exposed selected genotypes of giant kelp as micro-sporophytes in an experiment with and without provision of an added source of nutrient. The work is designed to assess the feasibility of this approach as a means to develop minimum patch sizes for giant kelp that can be self-replacing and self-expanding, thus providing restoration and future climate-proofing options for this EPBC-listed marine community. Planned Outputs • Experimental data from macrocystis restoration • Final report

Data time period: 2019-01-30 to 2021-01-30

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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Other Information
NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Project E7 webpage

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment NESP website

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The data collections described in this record are funded by the Australian Government Department of the Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) through the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub.