Tag Archives: Water

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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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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Rivers of art: Classical Ancient Greece

Although water plays a prominent part in Classical Ancient Greek myths and legends, it is saltwater that tends to dominate. Understandable, given Greece’s location, surrounded by the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas. Mind you, the Greeks did think that the … 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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Leonardo da Vinci: water, rivers, science and art (Part 1)

Leonardo da Vinci was a truly remarkable polymath.  He is variously known as a painter, sculptor, scientist (geologist, botanist), architect, engineer, musician and inventor. But, amongst his many areas of expertise, Leonardo could perhaps also be called an hydrologist or … Continue reading

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Why we will make mistakes managing the Murray-Darling, and why that’s OK

This was a piece I wrote for The Conversation in early May and thought I’d reproduce it here.  Hope you find it interesting and thought-provoking. It could be testament to our creativity and ingenuity that we can make an attempt at … Continue reading

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What’s the fascination with fish and water?

Fish have played an important role in the economy and culture of humans for as long as we have records, pictorial or otherwise. Fish are prominent in the myths and legends of many cultures, including Australian Aborigines, and have featured … Continue reading

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