Melbourne’s Grasslands

The grasslands of Victoria’s Volcanic Plains have been extensively cleared since European settlement. They are listed as a critically endangered ecosystem under the EPBC Act. There are many small, fragmented grassland reserves in and around Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne. As part of a Myer Foundation funded project, the Australian Research Centre of Urban Ecology conducted a research project exploring the values of Melbourne’s grassland conservation reserves.

The following datasets were produced:

Scientific articles and reports

Kendal, D., Zeeman, B., Ikin, K., Lunt, I., McDonnell, M. J., Farrar, A., Pearce, L., M., Morgan, J., (2017) The importance of small urban reserves for plant conservation, Biological Conservation, 26-27:106-113

Zeeman, B., McDonnell. M., Kendal, D., Morgan, J. W. (2017) Biotic homogenisation in an increasingly urbanised temperate grassland ecosystem, Journal of Vegetation Science, 28(3): 550-561

Kendal, D., Pearce, L. M., Morgan, J. W., Lunt, I. D., Zeeman, B. J., Farrar, A., Griffiths, K. E., McDonnell, M. J. (2015), Melbourne’s Native Grasslands: Guiding landscapes and communities in transition, Myer Foundation. Project report