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PhD: Sustainable water extractions: Low flow refugia and critical flow thresholds

When inland rivers flow, biodiversity thrives. But when there is low or no flow, waterholes (refugia) become refuges for fish, animals and plants, which maintains ecosystems and riverine diversity. This PhD project studies the locations, features, and functions of waterhole refugia to guide decision making about irrigation, management of rivers, and neighbouring landscapes. The project will make recommendations on appropriate strategies, for restoration of in-channel and riverbank areas.

Project date

1 Jan 2014-30 Mar 2021
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Principal investigator

Marita Pearson

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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