Category Archives: River research

Vale Keith Walker

The news arrived yesterday that one of Australia’s leading river ecologists, and also one of the most generous, kind and wise men I have known, died unexpectedly on Saturday 27 February. Keith Walker’s work in rivers spanned more than 40 … Continue reading

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Surveying rare fishes in rivers

By Brendan Ebner, Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture, CSIRO Land & Water and TropWATER, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD. Freshwater ecosystems are some of the most threatened on the planet. Freshwater fish are particularly imperilled: worldwide, 46% of all fish species … Continue reading

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Stuffed Murray cod in pubs

Hi all Murray cod lovers, we are just getting underway a new project to find – and describe information related to – stuffed Murray cod in pubs around the Murray-Darling Basin. It is part cultural heritage, part environmental history and … Continue reading

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The influence of body size on the resistance of river blackfish (Gadopsis marmoratus) to drought

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

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Introducing the River Wave Concept

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

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Pearls in Peril

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…

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Luna Leopold’s papers online

  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

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