Category Archives: River conservation

Flow-fish recruitment research

New research is underway as part of the Murray-Darling Environmental Water Knowledge and Research program, which is investigating how flow influences the key environmental conditions and interacts with fish species traits to enable recruitment of riverine fishes. It is a … Continue reading

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Invasive species control: risks and rewards

Widespread invasive species control is a risky business Partula snails were driven to extinction in the wild by introduced predators. Wikimedia Commons R. Keller Kopf, Charles Sturt University; Dale Nimmo, Charles Sturt University, and Paul Humphries, Charles Sturt University In … Continue reading

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Floods play a vital role in ecosystems – it’s time to get out of their way

This is an article about the creative – not just destructive – aspects of floods, that Nicole McCasker, Keller Kopf and I wrote recently for The Conversation. Paul Humphries, Charles Sturt University; Nicole McCasker, Charles Sturt University, and R. Keller … Continue reading

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Historical Ecology PhD project and scholarship: Stuffed Murray Cod in Pubs

PhD Project: ‘Stuffed Murray cod in pubs: trophy fish and environmental change in the Murray-Darling Basin’ There is an exciting opportunity to carry out a PhD project in the School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury, on the topic … Continue reading

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Anthropocene Baselines: Assessing Change and Managing Biodiversity in Human-Dominated Aquatic Ecosystems

A recent paper in BioScience, co-authored by Keller Kopf, Max Finlayson, myself (all Charles Sturt University), Neil Sims (CSIRO Land and Water) and Sally Hladyz (Monash University), sets out to ask: how can we measure change in human-dominated freshwater ecosystems, … Continue reading

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Why are there no true freshwater protected areas in Australia?

Keller Kopf, Nicole McCasker and I have written a short piece for The Conversation, asking why there are no true freshwater protected areas in Australia. Freshwater ecosystems such as rivers, lakes and wetlands are precious. They contain several-times more vertebrate … Continue reading

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Series on river ecosystem services

There is a great site called The Biofresh Blog: A blog on the science, policy and conservation of freshwater ecosystems, run out of the European Union. BioFresh is a European Union project which is putting together the scattered pieces of … Continue reading

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