Aims of this site
This site and blog is all about the science of rivers. It will highlight ideas, concepts and research of interest to students, researchers and managers.
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- Rivers of art: indigenous societies
- Why are there no true freshwater protected areas in Australia?
- The influence of body size on the resistance of river blackfish (Gadopsis marmoratus) to drought
- Leonardo da Vinci: rivers, water, science and art (Part 3: diverting the Arno)
- Introducing the River Wave Concept
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Category Archives: River research
By Simon Mom, PhD candidate, La Trobe University and Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre, Wodonga Climate change poses a threat to most, if not all, Australian ecosystems. In southern Australia, droughts are predicted to increase in severity, duration and frequency. In … Continue reading
Just out in the journal BioScience, is a paper co-authored by me, Paul Humphries, Hubert Keckeis, from the University of Vienna, and Brian Finlayson, from the University of Melbourne. The genesis of the paper came mostly from lectures to third … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Freshwater Blog:
An adult freshwater pearl mussel on a stream bed. Image: J Webley / SNH The freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) is an extremely long-lived species of mollusc (a 134 year old mussel was found…
I have talked briefly about Luna Leopold (the famous American geomorphologist and hydrologist) before, but recently discovered this treasure trove of his writings collated here at the University of California, Berkeley. It is called the ‘The Virtual Luna Leopold … Continue reading
All animals and plants live within the constraints of their physical environment. But the physical form of the flowing water environment is unique. In the sea, there are, of course, vast distances between one ocean and another and these are … Continue reading
The majority of people, I suspect, think that rivers flow only above ground. After all, it doesn’t really make sense for rivers to flow through the ground, does it? Yet that is actually what they do. The phenomenon is called … Continue reading
By James Dyer, PhD candidate, School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University Researchers have long wished to understand what governs the distribution of organisms. For riverine animals and plants, hydrology (flow) almost always seems to have a strong influence (Schlosser … Continue reading