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dc.contributor.authorShaw, N.
dc.contributor.authorBarak, R.S.
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, R.E.
dc.contributor.authorKirmer, A.
dc.contributor.authorPedrini, Simone
dc.contributor.authorDixon, Kingsley
dc.contributor.authorFrischie, S.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-14T04:03:29Z
dc.date.available2020-09-14T04:03:29Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationShaw, N. and Barak, R.S. and Campbell, R.E. and Kirmer, A. and Pedrini, S. and Dixon, K. and Frischie, S. 2020. Seed use in the field: delivering seeds for restoration success. Restoration Ecology. 28 (S3): pp. S276-S285.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/80987
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/rec.13210
dc.description.abstract

© 2020 The Authors. Restoration Ecology published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Society for Ecological Restoration

Seed delivery to site is a critical step in seed-based restoration programs. Months or years of seed collection, conditioning, storage, and cultivation can be wasted if seeding operations are not carefully planned, well executed, and draw upon best available knowledge and experience. Although diverse restoration scenarios present different challenges and require different approaches, there are common elements that apply to most ecosystems and regions. A seeding plan sets the timeline and details all operations from site treatments through seed delivery and subsequent monitoring. The plan draws on site evaluation data (e.g. topography, hydrology, climate, soil types, weed pressure, reference site characteristics), the ecology and biology of the seed mix components (e.g. germination requirements, seed morphology) and seed quality information (e.g. seed purity, viability, and dormancy). Plan elements include: (1) Site treatments and seedbed preparation to remove undesirable vegetation, including sources in the soil seed bank; change hydrology and soil properties (e.g. stability, water holding capacity, nutrient status); and create favorable conditions for seed germination and establishment. (2) Seeding requirements to prepare seeds for sowing and determine appropriate seeding dates and rates. (3) Seed delivery techniques and equipment for precision seed delivery, including placement of seeds in germination-promotive microsites at the optimal season for germination and establishment. (4) A monitoring program and adaptive management to document initial emergence, seedling establishment, and plant community development and conduct additional sowing or adaptive management interventions, if warranted. (5) Communication of results to inform future seeding decisions and share knowledge for seed-based ecological restoration.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.relation.sponsoredbyhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/ICI150100041
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectEcology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectbroadcast seeding
dc.subjectdrill seeding
dc.subjectnative seed
dc.subjectreference site
dc.subjectseed delivery
dc.subjectsite preparation
dc.subjectVEGETATION ESTABLISHMENT
dc.subjectGRASSLAND RESTORATION
dc.subjectSTRAW MULCH
dc.subjectIMPACT
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.subjectCREATION
dc.subjectHABITAT
dc.titleSeed use in the field: delivering seeds for restoration success
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume28
dcterms.source.numberS3
dcterms.source.startPageS276
dcterms.source.endPageS285
dcterms.source.issn1061-2971
dcterms.source.titleRestoration Ecology
dc.date.updated2020-09-14T04:03:29Z
curtin.departmentSchool of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.contributor.orcidDixon, Kingsley [0000-0001-5989-2929]
curtin.contributor.orcidPedrini, Simone [0000-0001-9933-2846]
curtin.contributor.researcheridDixon, Kingsley [A-8133-2016] [B-1042-2011]
curtin.contributor.researcheridPedrini, Simone [I-8420-2019]
dcterms.source.eissn1526-100X
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridDixon, Kingsley [35556048900] [55498810700] [57203078005]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridPedrini, Simone [56971171100]


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