Kings Park's Restoration Ecology Group researches a wide spectrum of new and innovative methods for tackling the ecological restoration in urban bushlands and post-mining and post-degradation environments. The Group has projects and experience working across Western Australia's bio-diverse ecosystems, from Pilbara grassland and savannah, mid-west shrublands, Swan Coastal Plains Banksia woodlands and shrublands to Jarrah forest, marine seagrass meadows, and arid coastal communities.
Many of these projects take place in regions of the highest conservation value, including World Heritage sites, Threatened Ecological Communities and hyper-diverse shrublands. These programs are complemented by others on the ecology and restoration requirements of rare plant species including many with restricted ranges, specialised inter-specific associations and/or specialised environmental tolerances.
In addition to developing restoration capacity in Western Australia, the experience and skills of the Restoration Ecology Group is extended through projects in ecosystems with comparable limitations and challenges around the world, such as in Libya, Saudi Arabia. Kuwait, SW USA and New Caledonia.
Please contact Dr Jason Stevens with enquiries relating to Restoration Ecology.
Innovative seed technologies
Innovative seed technologies for restoration in a biodiversity hotspot.
ARC Training Centre
The Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR) is a 5-year project to train the next generation of restoration research professionals.
Banksia woodland restoration
Using plant ecophysiology as a tool to underpin successful Banksia woodland restoration.
Rehabilitation of postmining landscapes in the Midwest of Western Australia: magnetite tailings.
The Restoration Seedbank Initiative (RSB) is a major five-year, multi-disciplinary project focussed on restoration in Pilbara region.
Iron-ore mine restoration
Restoration of Banded-Ironstone communities in the Midwest - Koolanooka, Blue Hills and Weld Range exploration lines.
Ecophysiology of Insect Pollination: the spatial energetics of pollination failure in habitat restoration.
Post-pine forest restoration on the Gnangara Groundwater Mound to restore strategic ecological links with remnant intact native Banksia woodlands.
Arabian deserts restoration
Ecological restoration in Saudi Arabia; the Thumama Park Restoration Trial.
Soil water repellence
Soil water repellence in biodiverse semi arid environments: new insights and implications for ecological restoration.
Integrated conservation and translocation of the threatened banded ironstone species Tetratheca erubescens (Elaeocarpaceae).
Native grass establishment
Broad scale implementation of native grass germination enhancement technologies.