Aims of this site
This site and blog is mostly about the science of rivers, although it will include cultural aspects of rivers when they catch my eye and take my fancy. It will highlight ideas, concepts and research of interest to students, researchers and managers.
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Tag Archives: Riverscapes
Classical Ancient Greek art largely featured humans or deities performing feats of courage (wrestling lions, stabbing minotaurs – that sort of thing), fighting battles or involved in calmer domestic situations. Indeed, Ancient Greek mythology provided a rich source of material … 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
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
An investigation of the archaeological and ecological significance of Aboriginal fish traps in the Murray-Darling Basin
By Damian Kelly, Masters candidate, School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University Fishing and hunting are two of the most common and widespread occupations of indigenous peoples throughout the world since at least the Neolithic (starting about 12,000 years ago). … Continue reading
We humans often think that the whole world revolves around us, and that if something affects our lives, it must be important. Droughts and floods are examples of natural events and processes that occur not uncommonly in rivers, but that … Continue reading
On holiday on Phillip Island in January of 2012, I went for a walk along a beach the day after a downpour, and before the tide had come in. Some way along the beach, I noticed a stormwater outlet, and the … Continue reading
The hunt was on for a single concept that synthesized the various ones that had been proposed so far, or at least reconcile the patchiness that is evident in rivers, with the continuum of flow from upstream to downstream. This … Continue reading