Using Soil and Litter Arthropods to Assess the State of Rainforest Restoration

Nakamura, A., H. Proctor and C.P. Catterall

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The present study investigated recolonization patterns of selected soil and litter arthropods following replanting of pasture with rainforest species in the Mary River catchment of eastern subtropical Australia. While extensive research has been conducted in rehabilitated mined sites in Australian dry sclerophyll forests, very little attention has been paid to rainforest restoration on previously pastoral land. We examined the utility of soil and litter arthropod groups for monitoring the progress of restoration, and the relationship between arthropod assemblage patterns and environmental factors potentially under the control of those doing the replanting.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Ecological Management and Restoration