News from the Forest Floor

 

RESTORING TASMANIA’S GIANT KELP FORESTS

Professor Craig Johnson talks about a joint research project between IMAS and the Climate Foundation studying the possibility of restoring Tasmania’s iconic giant kelp forests.


Operation Crayweed published in 'Wildlife Australia'

John Turnbull talks to Wildlife Australia about Operation Crayweed - an effort to bring back native crayweed to Sydney’s inshores.

 
Image: Operation Crayweed

Image: Operation Crayweed


Image: Matt Doggett

Image: Matt Doggett

Scientists in race to save giant kelp off Tasmanian coast

The ABC discusses the loss of Tasmania’s kelp forests, and the efforts of the University of Tasmania’s Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science to restore them.


Hungry urchins killing kelp forests

The ABC talks with Dr Paul Carnell about Tasmania's climate change invaders - the black-spin sea urchins migrating from New South Wales due to warming waters

 
Image: ABC Hobart

Image: ABC Hobart


Image: bioGraphic

Image: bioGraphic

The unsung reef

bioGraphic highlights the importance of the Great Southern Reef and the effort to restore kelp forests across Australia

 

TASMANIAN KELP FORESTS HIGHLIGHT TOUGH LESSONS ON ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

Lessons learned following the catastrophic loss of some of Tasmania’s kelp forests could help to inform global efforts to restore ecosystems impacted by human activity.

 
Image: Scott Ling

Image: Scott Ling


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