above Court House Hotel
60 Main St
This talk will be of interest to anyone involved in rainforest restoration. The adaptive potential of restored communities is important to their long-term sustainability, particularly in the face of changing environmental conditions such as climate change. The genetic diversity of rainforest plants in restoration projects (and their suitability to current and future environmental site conditions) are important considerations for restoration practitioners and seed suppliers.
Tweed Shire Council Environmental Scientist, Sally Cooper, is researching this topic as part of a masters degree with Southern Cross University. Part of her research has involved a survey of rainforest restoration practitioners in North East New South Wales and South East Queensland, Australia.
The survey canvassed practitioners’ perspectives on local provenancing, genetic diversity and other aspects of restoration that have the potential to influence the long-term success of restored rainforest communities.
Tweed Landcare Inc. are hosting this event and will provide nibbles and tea/ coffee. Other drinks will be available for purchase from the Court House Hotel. All are invited to attend.