Dr Margaret A. Brock
Botany, Rural Science and Natural Resources, University of New England
Environment Australia, 2000
Resources for this project were provided through the Wetland R&D Program, (Environment Australia (EA) and Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC)), the NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation (DLWC) and The University of New England (UNE). Previous support from LWRRDC (UNE 7 and UNE 18) has enabled the use of developed knowledge and facilities to enable this project. In particular the plant experimental facilities , the University of New England Experimental Wetlands, and the experimental water regime tanks, have enabled questions to be tested experimentally. The development of the UNE Experimental Wetland facility was a jointly supported project by LWRRDC, UNE (Ecosystem Management and Botany and Newholme Field Station ) and DLWC. Jim Fittler and A/Prof Nick Reid are thanked for their support in the development of this facility for research, teaching and extension.
Without the support of the research project staff I could not seen this project completed. I particularly thank Katharine Crosslé for her major role as research assistant. Laurie O'Donnell and Sue Botting are also thanked for seeing the project to completion. Chris Cooper's innovative help in technical design of the wetland 'plumbing' and his advice and photographic support have been invaluable. Dr Nigel Warwick is thanked for his input to the project in the first year of investigations. Dr Michelle Casanova provided support in linking this project to the previous LWRRDC project and in development of communication booklets. Sally Berridge provided the editing and design and delivery of the communication booklets. Many others have helped with casual assistance in field scoring. Dr Christine Jones is thanked for her field help and identification of 'terrestrials' and Michael Healey (DLWC) for the study on frogs. I also thank Eddie Harris and other staff from DLWC for their support in the continuation of this project since I moved to DLWC. Finally I thank Professor Bill Williams for his support in his role as Wetland R&D program Coordinator.
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