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The return of the native: reintroductions, reinvasions, and a new paradigm in restoration ecology [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100100600]

Researchers Banks Dr Peter; Prof Chris R Dickman; Dr Matthew W Hayward; Dr Roger P Pech; Dr Daniel H Lunney; Dr Andrea E Byrom

Brief description We develop a new solution to improve pest control used to protect rare and endangered wildlife by using reintroductions of common native species as a block to reinvasion following pest control. Our approach will significantly reduce the ongoing costs of pest control in Australia and our solution can be used by both large conservation organisations as well as small community groups aiming to control pests and protect key wildlife. Our technique can also be exported to solve alien species problems elsewhere in the world. This work strengthens Australia�s world renowned expertise for research into alien species and ability to develop novel solutions to alien impacts.

Funding Amount $365,000

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