Seed biology research to optimise germination of local native species to support the rehabilitation of the Ranger mine site

Seed biology research to optimise germination of local native species to support the rehabilitation of the Ranger mine site

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Successful rehabilitation of wildlife habitat requires establishment of a functioning vegetation community including understorey and overstorey species. Establishing a range of native flora species at Ranger mine is vital to create functional rehabilitation that blends aesthetically with Kakadu NP. Most Australian species have poor germination without the application of seed treatments but treatment information is lacking for NT species. This project will investigate seed collection viability germination dormancy and storage for species of KNP. It will develop seed biology protocols for northern Australian flora assisting utilisation of flora for mining rehabilitation landcare horticulture and conservation.

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