The aims of successful restoration are to restore the:
- function; and
- dynamics of the disturbed ecosystem.
These questions can all be answered by ‘asking’ the invertebrates; the ants, other insects, and allied forms such as springtails, beetles, sucking bugs, spiders and mites. Staff from BioMonitoring International have devised ways of sampling and scoring invertebrate assemblages so that they can be used as bioindicators of the success of restoration.
Habitats, both natural and created, are subjected to a wide range of stresses, such as human visitation, urban development, fire, off-road vehicles and many more. It is often necessary to measure the impact of these stresses on the condition and ecological functioning of these habitats. Using the same procedures as for measuring success with restoration, BioMonitoring International has the skills and equipment to undertake the necessary surveys to carry out diagnoses on habitat condition. The procedures used can also be applied to assess the effectiveness of attempts made to ameliorate the effects of such stresses.
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