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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

New critically endangered carnivorous plants discovered

CMSR researchers have discovered a new population of a critically endangered aquatic carnivorous plant in Western Australia’s remote Kimberley, following a 10-year search of the region.

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Native flora able to survive mine site rehabilitation

The study, published in international journal Plant and Soil, examined the growth of almost 50 species of native plants on mine tailings generated by processing iron ore to determine how they fared compared to plants grown in natural topsoils.

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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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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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