April 2015 - Rivers of Carbon

  • Tagged carp in Upper Murrumbidgee

    Rivers of Carbon is a project working not only on riverbanks, but also instream.  As a partner in the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach we are supporting efforts to understand more about carp behaviour and optimal management measures.  31 tagged carp have been released into the upper Murrumbidgee River at Scottsdale (near Bredbo) and Murrells Crossing […]

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  • New Climate Change in Australia website packed with user-friendly resources and tools

    The Climate Change in Australia website (launched by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology) gives decision makers unprecedented access to climate change projections data. The website is part of extensive research undertaken to better prepare natural resource management decision makers to plan for climate change. We know that climate change is real, as this summary […]

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  • Thirsty Country: Climate Change and Drought in Australia

    The Climate Council has issued ‘Thirsty Country: Climate Change and Drought in Australia’ (by Will Steffen) There four key findings which make for compelling, if somewhat sobering reading …. 1. Climate change is likely making drought conditions in southwest and southeast Australia worse. Fronts from the Southern Ocean, which typically bring rain across southern Australia during […]

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  • Does river restoration really work?

    Honours student Will Higgisson has been revisiting 10-year-old river restoration sites to ask whether our efforts are paying off in the long term. Rivers are hotspots of productivity and diversity in the Australian landscape, providing vital resources for plants and animals. Unfortunately many rivers in agricultural areas have been severely damaged by livestock, causing overgrazing, […]

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