South-western Australia’s tall karri forests require a new management approach for their conservation based on a changed moral consensus in the community, a new Curtin University study has found.

A team of scientists from Curtin University’s ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) has helped to install an Indigenous-owned and operated native seed farm to supply Australia’s growing land rehabilitation needs.

A new partnership has triggered the process for researchers and industry to work together and map the way forward for restoration research on Banded Ironstone Formations (BIFs) of the Yilgarn Plateau.

The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) and Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) partnership brings together Curtin University, the University of Western Australia and Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

At a recent workshop, we brought together partner researchers to discuss the biodiversity values and ecological restoration of BIFs of the Yilgarn Plateau.


New research, published in the journal Seed Science and Technology, will allow scientists and practitioners around the world to make their own designer seeds for ecological restoration, to create healthier soils, water, air and more vibrant biodiversity.

The Centre for Mine Site Restoration was featured in the ASIA Miner last week!

A $6.7 million research centre based at Curtin University in Western Australia will partner with mining companies to apply world-class science to the rehabilitation of retired mine sites. The Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) aims to connect high-end science with on-ground practice in mining restoration, and to train the next generation of high-level researchers to be industry-ready.