This page will host an evolving and expanding collection of links that Non-Nativist Landcarers might find interesting.
First up, Angela Moles at TEDxSydney 2012 explains how introduced species will eventually evolve into endemic Australians and we’ll probably want to start protecting them.
Some useful information and discussion around willow removal hosted by David Holmgren’s ‘Holmgren Design Services’ website. The first gives an insight into an episode of willow destruction events that occurred in Spring Creek near Hepburn, VIC from 2005. Also there’s a pamphlet that briefly outlines some of the benefits associated with naturalised willows and some of the damage caused by removal programs. A more in-depth discussion about willows in agricultural landscapes is provided here.
There’s a whole series of great little youtube videos of interviews with Peter Andrews (originator of Natural Sequence Farming) created by Paul Cockram and Martin Royds. They cover quite a bit of Peter Andrews’ enlightened perspectives on weeds, among other things, this one will get you started.
The Mulloon Institute website has a page that discusses the Natural Sequence Farming research being done at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms. They also have a copy of Dr Michael Wilson’s paper titled ‘Willows Weeds of Retention’ available for download.
Deborah Bird Rose, the preeminent Australian environmental philosopher has written a very stimulating blog post titled ‘how to love a pest‘. It certainly raises some interesting questions around “death work” and the way that we deny the right to existence of any being unfortunate enough to be designated as a pest.
Dr Christian Kull provides some ‘reflections on invasion biology’.
‘Death of a Million Trees’ is a well-developed site with plenty to provoke thought. Take this post for example on the need for some species to move outside of their ‘natural’ range to cope with climate change.
More links over time…..