Author Archives: Nick Gellie

About Nick Gellie

I am a PhD student at the University of Adelaide and work in the Adaptation for Conservation and Restoration research group at Professor Andrew Lowe's Lab. For my thesis, I am exploring ways to improve restoration outcomes through testing innovative provenance selection and incorporating evidence based adaptive management. My research includes (1) the investigation of plant local adaptation and how conceptual advances in this area can best be applied to seed collection for better restoration outcomes; and (2) developing cost effective metrics to monitor and compare the regain of biodiversity for a variety of contemporary restoration approaches.

Harvesting the evidence to restore the astronomical scale of degraded lands

  We are now aware and can have oversight of the damage we have done to the earth ecosystems – but what are we doing about restoring the vast tracks of degraded lands around the earth, and how can scientific … Continue reading

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A decade of restoration is making the microbiome great again.

We can plant trees to re-establish a woodland community, but does planting trees help other elements of the community recover? What about the microbial community, it is responsible for much of the ecological functioning of intact ecosystems. Does restoration help the … Continue reading

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The maladapted future is here – it’s just not evenly distributed*

  Why do we need to take urgent account of current climate maladaptation in ecological restoration…..   * paraphrased quote from cyberpunk essayist, William Gibson

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