Towards sustainable floodplain communities: Assessing River Red Gum health.

  • Mac Nally, Ralph, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Baker, Patrick, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Horner, Gillis, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Read, Jennifer, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • White, Matt (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

Floodplain vegetation in Australia has suffered server degradation from river regulation but there is limited understanding of the functioning, responses and requirements of the ecosystems's most critical species, the River Red Gum. We will address three knowledge gaps needed for effective management of floodplain river red gums by assessing current and past health, determining stressors affecting health and by building a model for predicting future health based on projected trends. Outcomes from this study will help land managers to priortise environmental flow allocations based on the requirements fro sustaining future red gum populations.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date11/10/0530/06/09

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD255,556.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD72,444.00
  • Mallee Catchment Management Authority: AUD15,000.00
  • North East Catchment Management Authority: AUD15,000.00
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (VIC): AUD50,000.00
  • Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority: AUD30,000.00
  • North Central Catchment Management Authority: AUD15,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)