Italian researchers from the University of Milano-Bicocca dedicated their QLA project to assessing the success of different restoration methods in quarries.

Their study highlighted the importance of natural colonisation of vegetation. This enables the regeneration of native species, which are also more resistant to time than commercial ones.
The researchers especially recommended the use of nearby meadows as a seed source during the reclamation and habitat creation process.

Considering these relevant findings about the restoration process, the International Jury decided to chose this project as the winner of the category “Habitat & Species” in the Research Stream.

Find out here what the team leader has to say about the project and his QLA experience.