Banded ironstone formation: rehabilitation and biodiversity values synthesis
Integrating science to help make better decisions
Over the past 20 years, several researchers have studied Banded Ironstone Formations (BIFs) of the Yilgarn Plateau. Limited distribution, resource concentration, the presence of endemic plants and complex communities however, means that there is still a lot more we need to better understand.
This project will integrate and synthesise research done by the Department Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia to provide a new understanding of biodiversity values and ecological restoration in BIFs of the Yilgarn Plateau. This will help support more informed decisions about research priorities in the future.
The role of WABSI in the project
WABSI supports knowledge transfer through the publication of existing report based studies and the development of new, internationally significant publications that synthesise keys findings as well as knowledge gaps. Our work and will culminate in a workshop that brings researchers and industry partners together to work on mapping the path forward for BIF restoration research.
The project is being delivered by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; Centre for Mine Site Restoration; Curtin University and The University of Western Australia.