From rice to revegetation: wildlife conservation on rice farms (2008)

Castellano, C Doody, S Osborne, W


This IREC newsletter article presents a brief on the project proposal that will be undertaken at Jerillderie and Gogeldrie using revegetation experiments to promote biodiversity on rice farms and monitor changes in species richness to evaluate the program’s effectiveness. With the outcomes expected to help rice growers develop more biologically diverse and productive farms. Patches of remnant vegetation provide important habitat for much of the existing wildlife on rice farms. Planting trees, shrubs and other native plants in cleared areas increases species richness in agricultural landscapes.