January 2015 - Rivers of Carbon

  • The relationship between dissolved organic carbon and zooplankton – new report available

    The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre has released a new report on the effect of dissolved organic carbon on zooplankton communities, and the food webs that rely on the zooplankton. Zooplankton are particularly important in lowland river systems as they are key organisms for the transfer of carbon to higher trophic levels (driving the food web). […]

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  • ‘Scribbly Gum’ – a new blog featuring the Monaro Manna Gum Murder Mystery

    Across large areas of the Monaro region of NSW, the trees are dying. Over the last decade, the Manna Gums or Eucalyptus viminalis have been gradually declining in health and now stand like skeletons in huge tree graveyards. But what is causing this mass dieback? Catherine Ross, an honours student, was given the task of investigating this […]

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  • NSW Waterways Guide from Paddle NSW

    One of the things I enjoy most is getting in my kayak and paddling along our wonderful rivers.  There is now a terrific new website provided by Paddle  NSW with the launch of their new  online Waterways Guide.   The Guide  provides descriptions of rivers, lakes, estuaries and the seas off the coast of Australia. […]

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