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Retrospective ecological character assessment for a review of Ramsar status of The Coorong, SA. [ 2006 - 2007 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0667819]

Researchers Dr PA Gell; A/Prof DM McKirdy; Dr J Tibby

Brief description Integrated analyses of the chemical and biological remains contained in the sediments of the Coorong will provide for a reconstruction of ecological change and variability over the last several thousand years. Detailed analyses of the recent sediments will measure how the condition of the Coorong has departed from this natural background and so provide an audit of human impact on the last wetland in the Murray darling Basin. This evidence will directly inform the determination of the ecological character of this Ramsar listed, national ecological asset and steer its management for a sustainable future.

Funding Amount $149,220

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