Biodiversity Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Lack of maintenance is a major challenge for stream restoration projects

    Environmental infrastructure and practices designed to restores and protect aquatic systems are now mainstream. Yet many of these projects are failing to produce biophysical outcomes that they are designed for because of poor maintenance. The success of restoration projects is just as much a consequence of how they are maintained, as it is how the […]

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  • Putting a price tag on biodiversity

    Biodiversity in dollars and cents? Although the ecological benefits of biodiversity are well documented, those benefits have rarely been expressed in dollars and cents. A team of economists and ecologists, including University of Illinois professor of environmental economics Amy Ando, have developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the loss […]

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  • Five Things About Long-Term Monitoring

    Professor David Lindenmayer wrote this excellent article for  the latest edition of ‘Decision Point’, thank you to David Salt, editor of Decision Point for allowing us to share it here. Effective long-term environmental monitoring is difficult and challenging; it requires good design, careful review, long-term commitment, and often gets overlooked when resources are handed out […]

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  • The case of the missing Ibis, a satellite tracker and some butcherbirds…..

    Heather McGinness who spoke recently at our Breadalbane Biodiversity Forum shared this great story with us about the case of the missing Ibis, a satellite tracker and some cheeky butcher birds… As part of our Environmental Water Knowledge and Research waterbird project we are satellite tracking Straw-necked Ibis to see where they roost, breed, feed […]

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  • What do farmers think about planting riparian margins?

    Fleur Maseyk and her team from the University of Queensland surveyed a group of  dairy farmers working on the Taranaki ring plain in New Zealand to learn more about their perceptions of the value of riparian plantings. Farmers were invited to participated in an interactive meeting with the purpose of describing their experiences and views […]

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  • Scattered paddock trees – hot property for our threatened species

    Across our rural landscapes, paddock trees stand out as an iconic image, providing shade and shelter for livestock and maintaining the productive capacity of the land.  They also provide food, shelter and nesting sites for a large number of birds, bats, insects and small mammals.  A great project is underway in the South West of […]

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  • Carping at Christmas – A Community Conversation

    We are delighted to invite you to this fabulous event, which is part of the Rivers of Carbon – Southern Biodiversity Linkages Project. Date: Friday 9 December 2016 Time: 4.30-6.30pm (3.30pm how to fillet and cook carp, 4.30-6.30pm speakers, 6.30-7.15pm refreshments) Venue: Hall Pavilion, Hall Showgrounds, ACT Did you know that carp is the most […]

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  • Help to save the yellow-spotted bell frog!

    South East Local Land Services has $125,000 of NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Saving Our Species funding, available over five years, to assist land managers to undertake project works that protect and enhance yellow-spotted bell frog habitat. Senior Land Services Officer Annelies McGaw said this inconspicuous frog is one of the most endangered vertebrates […]

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  • Rivers of Hope – crayfish lead the campaign for healthy waterways

    ANU biologists are helping crayfish lead the campaign for fresher waterways along the west of Canberra.  Biologist Dr Chris Fulton and Masters student Mae Noble have spent time snorkelling in the Goobarragandra River, in the high country west of Canberra, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Murray Crayfish. Six years ago, this was an […]

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  • Are algal blooms the new norm for Australia’s major rivers?

    Are toxic algal blooms the new norm for Australian rivers? Are we really ready for them to be recurrent on the Murray River? More importantly, what do these frequent blooms say about how we manage water in Australia, especially as we start to see the impacts of climate change on our environment? For much of […]

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