UQ LP Identifying cost effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in the Australian wet tropics
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There is great potential for rainforest reforestation to help in the protection of Australia's tropical flora and fauna. Little is known however about how to reforest pasture to rainforest for the purpose of maximising the recovery of native biodiversity.
We propose a unique experimental study of rainforest reforestation practices with biodiversity conservation as a primary goal. Reforestation is currently an unlikely option for most landholders in Australia's tropics given the lack of data on the economic benefits obtainable from such efforts.
Our study examines the profits obtainable through the carbon market for each reforestation approach with the goal of increasing the feasibility of rainforest reforestation in North Queensland.