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PhD opportunity in Environmental Science

PhD opportunity in Environmental Science: surface water dynamics as a function of climate and river flow data.


PhD opportunity in Remote Sensing for Ecological Applications

PhD opportunity in Remote Sensing for Ecological Applications: multisensor integration for environmental flows.


Adequacy of environmental assessment of the proposed Macquarie River pipeline to the city of Orange

Independent modelling on proposed Macquarie River pipeline project identifies inadequacies in environmental assessment


PhD project opportunity in ecological effects of dingoes

A PhD project is available to investigate the effects of dingo removal on ecosystem dynamics


Scientific Foundations for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

CES international collaboration outlines new protocol for IUCN Red List of threatened ecosystems


Farming fish for change

The ACIAR project Fish for Prisons is helping rehabilitate prisoners in Papua New Guinea


Eastern Australian Waterbird Survey 2011 Annual report

2011 annual summary report on the aerial survey of wetland birds in eastern Australia


Scientific statement on proposed Basin Plan

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority faces an immense challenge to balance and reconcile many diverse, changeable and often conflicting demands in developing a Murray-Darling Basin Plan as a blueprin


The truth is way outback

CES scientist Jes Sammut and his work in PNG features in an article in Spirit of Australia magazine about researchers working in remote areas in Australia and beyond.


Dam risk to Murray-Darling wetlands may be underestimated

Computer modelling used to develop the Murray-Darling Basin Plan may have significantly underestimated the effects of building dams and diverting water on the internationally listed Macquarie Marsh


World’s rivers buckling under twin threats of climate change and dams

"The world is watching how Australia manages the over-allocation of rivers caused by dam-building and increasing effects of climate change," says Professor Kingsford, editor of a special issue of Marine & Freshwater Research


Scientists offer qualified support for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

The Guide to the Basin Plan, released by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in October 2010, has attracted criticism, mainly


Statement on the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan – a key national initiative

This statement outlines some key points relevant to the release of the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin plan.


Scientific Consensus Statement on upcoming Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Cautious support from scientists for the emerging Murray‐Darling Basin Plan


A freshwater solution for the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth

The Australian Wetlands and Rivers Centre's analysis of data on river flows and extraction examines the requirements to meet the proposed solution for the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray mouth.


Communique on management of environmental flows in a changing climate

Meeting of the global wetland and rivers expert group  (Skukuza 2009)


World's largest wetland study underway

The largest ever survey of the health of Australia's vital wetlands has begun


Shorebird numbers crash: survey alarm

An alarming new study has revealed that Australia's migratory and resident shorebirds have suffered a massive collapse in numbers over the past 25 years.


Floodplain development and vegetation health on the Macquarie River floodplain of the Murray-Darling Basin

The first comprehensive analysis of floodplain development of any river in the Murray-Darling Basin


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