Importance of Flood Flows to the Productivity of Dryland Rivers and Their Floodplains

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Final Report
Prof P.M. Davies, Prof S. E. Bunn and Ms F. Balcombe
Environment Australia, 2003

Publication and Communication of Findings

Attendance at...
Lake Eyre Basin Coordinating Committee and Cooper's Creek and Georgina/Diamantina Catchment Committee Strategic Plans at Birdsville October 21 2000

Participation in the Dryland River Workshop Alice Springs NT November 25 2000, organised by the National Rivers Consortium

Bunn, S.E. & Davies, P.M. (2001). Dryland river ecosystems and forest river ecology: implications for management. In eds (Webster, R. & Williams, M. and Associates) 'Inland Rivers Workshop'. Alice Springs 27-28 March 2001. ISSN 1320 0992 ISBN 0 642 760624.

Presentations at...
North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting 2000
Davies, P.M. & Bunn, S.E. (2000). Ecological processes in turbid, arid zone rivers of Australia: 'A bathtub ring concept'. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society. 17: 175 (Abstract).

Australian Society for Limnology Annual Congress, Darwin, 2000
Davies, P.M. & Bunn, S.E. (2000). Carbon metabolism in Cooper Creek Western Queensland: wet and dry comparisons. Australian Society for Limnology. Darwin, Northern Territory. July 2000.

Drought Symposium, Albury, February 2001
Bunn, S.E., Davies, P.M., Balcombe, F.J., Balcombe, S.R. & Winning, M.A. (2001)

Importance of aquatic production to the food web of a dryland river . Drought Symposium Albury NSW. February 2001. Published by Land and Water Australia, the Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology and the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

Davies, P.M., Bunn, S.E. & Mosisch, T.D.M (2001) Carbon metabolism of a dryland river: Wet and dry comparisons. Drought Symposium Albury NSW. February 2001Published by Land and Water Australia, the Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology and the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

Riversymposium, Brisbane, 2001
Bunn, S.E., Davies, P.M., Balcombe, F.J., Udy, J., Balcombe, S.R., Winning, M.A. & Walker, F (2001) Flooded Landscapes: floodplain productivity in dryland river ecosystems

Proceedings of a Workshop...
Davies, P.M. & Bunn, S.E. (2001) The structure of food webs in a range of freshwater systems in Australia: insights from stable isotope analysis. Page 11 in 'Application of Stable Isotopes to Studies in Ecology'. Ecosystem Research Group, The University of Western Australia.

Articles in...
Watershed, November 2001
Bunn, S.E. & Balcombe, F.J. (2001) Floodplain productivity of dryland rivers. Watershed November 2001. CRC Freshwater Ecology Canberra ACT

The Australian 2001
Coopers flood of surprises by Asa Wahlquist The Australian November 24-25 p20, 2001

Bunn, S.E., Davies, P.M., Balcombe, F.J., Balcombe, S.R. & Winning, M.A. Contribution of aquatic production to the food web of a dryland river and the significance of large flood events Environmental Flows conference, Capetown, South Africa, March 2002

Communication with...
EFI Aridflo team re: progress, data exchange/development and reporting outcomes
Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines:regional agency partners and other government agencies, wider scientific community
Property owners/station managers and local stakeholders