Habitat fragmentation and restoration

Habitat fragmentation and restoration

Loss of habitat and fragmentation reduces population sizes and can lower migration rates and genetic connectivity among remaining populations of native species, reducing genetic variability and increasing extinction risk.

Restoration of native species and habitats may also be constrained by low genetic variability and often little is known of the genetic implications or the levels of adaptability present in key restoration species.

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Click on the tabs below and follow the links to find out more about CBA Projects, Highlights and News relating to Habitat fragmentation & restoration.

News

08
Sep
2016
The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis hosted an engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers) on the...
13
Mar
2015
Amid the questioning of government support for remote Aboriginal communities and what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the “lifestyle choices” of those who live there, CBA...
28
Jun
2013
CBA members and collaborators have been awarded a three year ARC Linkage Grant for Landscape restoration genomics for climate adaptation in eucalyptus foundation species. The...

Events

Past events

04
Aug
2017
Foundation species play a role is establishing the bio-capacity of the ecosystem. Land use and climate change, along with invasive species, are degrading landscapes such that...
06
Sep
2016
An engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers). Innovative capabilities in biodiversity science are...
02
Apr
2013
Recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics means it is now possible to expand detailed genomic analysis from a few ‘model species’ to a wide diversity of organisms and...

Updated:  20 September 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator