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RESTORATION GENETICS

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SEED TECHNOLOGY AND ENABLEMENT

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RESTORATION ECOPHYSIOLOGY

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RARE SPECIES MANAGEMENT

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MINING INDUSTRY POLICY EXTENSION

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RESTORATION TRAJECTORY

ARC-CMSR


Science leading environmental excellence in the mining industry

 

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) is a new model for workplace integrated researcher training. It will deliver restoration-industry-ready professionals focused on the needs of the mining sector, to enhance the capacity of industry to deliver improved financial, social and environmental outcomes. 

Scale and context are key drivers of research priorities for restoration. Thus there is a clear need to develop proven, cost-effective, and scalable restoration solutions. These restoration needs form the foundation of the CMSR. The CMSR is structured as six thematic research areas: restoration genetics, seed technology and enablement, rare species management, restoration ecophysiology, restoration trajectory, and mining industry policy extension.

Together these themes will create a multi-disciplinary, integrated training centre that complements the proponents’ substantial existing capacity in restoration research.

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration received Australian Government funding of $5 million through the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program.

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NEWS

CMSR study calls for new mining rules to protect animals in site restorations

New Curtin research has found the impact of mining on animals is overlooked in most mine site restoration assessments, prompting a call for greater onus to be put on mine operators to restore animal communities after mining.

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Senate report on rehabilitation of mining and resources projects

The Senate Report on 'Environment and Communications References Committee. Rehabilitation of mining and resources projects and power station ash dams as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities.' has been released.
The CMSR was called along with WABSI to present as a witness and provided insight, which was well received by the Senators who acknowledged the value of the CMSR/WABSI session.
Professor Kingsley Dixon contributed to this report and Senate hearing in March 2018. The full report can be found here

Ethical sourcing of seeds required for global restoration

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of wild seeds are needed to restore plant ecosystems globally but overharvesting risks their depletion unless ethical seed-sourcing regulations are developed, Curtin University research has found.

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TWITTER

 

RESTORATION GENETICS

 

The latest DNA approaches to improve seed sourcing, plant performance, and biomonitoring restoration.

 

RESTORATION ECOPHYSIOLOGY

 

New tools for understanding plant function and condition for mine closure.

 

 

SEED TECHNOLOGY AND ENABLEMENT

 

Making every seed count in restoration through ‘smart seed’ technology

 

 

RARE AND RECALCITRANT SPECIES 

Enhancing conservation of threatened species impacted by mining

 

RESTORATION TRAJECTORY

 

Innovation in bio-indicators and spatial modelling for mine closure capability.

 

MINING INDUSTRY POLICY EXTENSION

 

Establishing a nationwide approach to mine closure policy.  


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