Information for the best conservation actions to take
This hub is being developed as a clearing house of science and practical know-how needed to protect, restore and connect central Victoria's special species and important places in the smartest and most effective ways.
Biolinks Alliance held a workshop with members in 2012 to discuss their knowledge needs and the following topics were identified:
What are the future climate-scenarios for the region and how do we adapt?
What species and ecosystems to put back - genetic diversity
Building resilience in to farm planning
Opportunities eg carbon markets, land use change
How do we achieve effective ecological connectivity?
Landscape design - how much, what and where?
Role of farm forestry
Grasslands and other non-tree dominated habitats
Working with nature
How to design biolinks taking into account threatened species and ecosystems?
Species and ecosystem requirements
Tools to reduce impacts
Benchmarks for threatened species
How to manage weeds in relation to building resilience and connectivity?
Predictions of weed and pest movements in response to climate change
Integrated pest management
Understanding of speceis ecology to control
Information on long term effects of chemicals
Publicity and promotion