Want to re-connect fragmented landscapes? Where would you start? With natural regeneration of course.
Natural regeneration of native trees and shrubs is abundant in many regions, where it provides valuable habitat and linkages between patches of native vegetation. Last week I gave a talk at the Biodiversity Across The Borders conference in Ballarat in a session on landscape connectivity, on behalf of my co-authors Lisa Smallbone and Alison Matthews. Our talk covered four topics.
- Why do we get extensive natural regeneration in some regions?
- Where do we find lots of natural regeneration in Victoria?
- How valuable is natural regeneration for birds?
- How can we incorporate natural regeneration in connectivity planning?
If you didn’t get to last week’s conference, you can now watch the video of the talk, courtesy of YouTube.
The video presents my voice-over commentary and the PowerPoint slides. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include the Google Earth flyover that we showed on the day, as we couldn’t record a high quality screen image of the flyover. [Note: the picture quality in the video is much better than it looks in the YouTube screen grab above].
If the embedded video does not appear on your mobile device, you can watch it at YouTube, at this link. We hope you enjoy the talk. If nothing else, we think you’ll be surprised at how widespread natural regeneration is in many regions.