A key component of any conservation work is understanding the science behind our complex ecosystems and Earth.
ReForest Now produces a range of scientific materials. We collaborate with scientists in conservation genetics and environmental science to produce resources to further our understanding of working with endangered species, increasing genetic diversity, and understanding bioprecipitation (How Forests Make it Rain).
Endangered species of the Daintree
ReForest Now has produced the first comprehensive scientific video of the endangered species of the Daintree rainforest of Far North Queensland as a learning tool - showing there are 48 endangered or critically endangered species in the ecosystem.
Our aim is to provide brief, yet meaningful information and to show just how important it is to keep expanding Daintree habitat by planting more trees.
How rainforests call the rain
ReForest Now produced a referenced synthesis of top journals on the topic of bioprecipitation.
This synthesis explores the most up to date research from various scientific fields to show an array of evidence regarding bio precipitation.
Bio precipitation is the concept that biology material could cause rainfall and further in this video we will demonstrate that there is good reason to believe that some organisms have evolved mechanisms specifically to float into the atmosphere and set rain on their host forests.
Survival of the rainforests - A genetic approach
Our co-founder Maximo Bottaro presenting his genetic research on remnant rainforest trees vs nursery seedlings completed with Southern Cross University. We demonstrate through our co-founders finding that the genetic diversity of the rainforest species in the big scrub is at risk and that we must increase our collection methods to gather seed from more parent trees, fragments and longer ranges.