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Building biodiversity for thriving urban ecosystems – Theme: Restore

Addressing research priorities

Would you like to undertake high-impact research that really makes a difference? WABSI consults extensively with end users and stakeholders to identify priority biodiversity science knowledge needs. This helps us develop timely and relevant programs that address critical needs and have a strong pathway to adoption.

Working with WABSI, and aligning your project to address key end user priorities, will help you maximise project funding opportunities and the impact of your research. We invite you to submit a project abstract. (Please demonstrate a clear alignment with one or more priority knowledge gaps.)

Theme 2 – RESTORE

Theme 2 / Focus area 3 – HABITAT RESTORATION

Restored urban
habitat, food
resources, land
healthy waters
and soils

Enhance landscape connectivity
in the urban environment

Use native species that bring
optimal benefit to biodiversity

Apply fire as a regenerative tool
in an optimal way to establish
biodiversity resilience
How connected can the
landscape be made — what are
the optimal minimal linkages that
can be provided (Ranking: Top)

Which ‘supercharger’ species
provide the greatest habitat
value (Ranking: Medium)

What is the optimal use of fire to regenerate and maintain high quality landscapes (Ranking: Medium)

Theme 2 / Focus area 4 – WATER FOR BIODIVERSITY

Water use in urban areas sustains
ecosystem services such
as ecological health and heat

Use water effectively to sustain
a biodiverse urban environment

How much more water is needed
to keep urban areas resilient to
sustain native flora and fauna
(No ranking)

What is the best use of available
water to benefit biodiversity
(No ranking)

What value is provided to
biodiversity by watering gardens
(No ranking)

How do we set water quality/
quantity targets – dropping
groundwater levels and reduced
streamflow are threatening
the health of aquatic and
groundwater dependent
ecosystems (Ranking: Medium)

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