Tag Archives: River management

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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Going with the flow…musically

Some time ago, on a warm Friday afternoon, when my mind was wandering, I was gazing vaguely at some flow graphs, trying to prepare for a lecture for my River Ecology class the following Monday.  The flow graphs were from … 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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A must-read opinion piece on failures in river restoration by Graham Harris

Graham Harris, former Chief of CSIRO Land and Water, and one of Australia’s most insightful and honest freshwater scientists, has written a ripper of a piece in The Conversation, on the wholesale failure of countries to be successful in river restoration … Continue reading

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