1: Models of ecological responses

Details

Development of spatially- and temporally-explicit models of ecological responses to land use and management activities under different climate scenarios, leading to increasingly robust, evidence-based prioritization systems

 

Rationale & Explanation

We will develop large-scale models to identify the factors (e.g. flow, riparian vegetation cover, agricultural land uses, stormwater, catchment vegetation cover, etc) which drive waterway health in rural and urban areas. New modelling approaches involving spatial and temporal weighting of predictors will be used to identify optimal scales of intervention.

Theme Leader

Chris Walsh

Research projects

1.1 – Development of high-resolution land cover datasets and rainfall-runoff models
1.2 – Understanding drivers of river health in the MW region to inform management
1.3 – Spatial prioritization of waterway management for biodiversity outcomes
1.4 – Refining hydrologic prediction in ungauged subcatchments
1.5 – Assessing the status of baseflows in urban streams
1.6 – Spatial prioritization of waterway management for biodiversity outcomes

More information on these projects can be found here
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