Restoration

Seagrass meadows make a significant contribution to ecosystem health and productivity, yet they still decline due to anthropogenic activities and are vulnerable to extreme climatic events. The loss of seagrass meadows globally continues at a pace beyond which they can be restored. We are working to overcome some of the inherent and very real problems of restoring a marine environment, as well as developing methods to scaling-up restoration activities. We combine expertise in field ecology, physiology, population genetics, and genomics to improve outcomes for management, ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation in the face of ever growing pressures of an expanding human population and economic growth.  
Why it is Important to Restore Lost Seagrass Meadows and How We Can Do It

A short talk by Professor Gary Kendrick at the UWA Research Tasting Night 2017 on 12 June 2017.

Assisting restoration of ecosystem engineers through seed-based and shoot-based programs in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site

Development of genetically-informed restoration methods to assist recovery of Shark Bay seagrasses with the Traditional Owners - Malgana Aboriginal Corporation.

Seeds for Snapper

Recreational fishers are getting active in an Australian first - the 'Seeds for Snapper' project is part of a massive effort to restore the lost seagrass meadows of Cockburn Sound.

Healing old wounds: Restoring Posidonia australis in mooring scars

Can we develop effective methods to restore old mooring scars within Posidonia meadows?

Seedling recruitment in seagrasses

What are the limitations to seedlings recruitment, and how can they be overcome?

Seed-based restoration in seagrass

What are the critical demographic transitions in the recovery and maintenance of seagrass meadows?

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