4: Assessment of stream management activities


Assessment of relative effectiveness (and cost) of stream management activities under variable catchment constraints


Rationale & Explanation

This theme will undertake experiments and develop models aimed at assessing the relative effectiveness of interventions at different scales. Results from the other themes (particularly 1-3) will also be incorporated into this theme. Theme 1 will generate hypotheses & identify priority reaches & subcatchments for experimentally testing interventions (such as riparian reafforestation & channel complexity manipulation). Theme 2 will develop new management approaches that will be assessed experimentally in rural & urban catchments. Theme 3 provides unprecedented opportunities for comparison of the effectiveness of small-scale interventions before & after catchment-scale interventions.

Theme Leader

Nick Bond

Research projects

4.1 – Understanding the values of zero-order streams and their importance in protecting downstream waterways
4.2 – Investigations into the water regime requirements of E. camphora at Yellingbo NCR
4.3 – Supporting the MERI framework through improved NRM planning
4.4 – Prioritisation and effectiveness of rural land runoff control interventions
4.6 – Evaluating direct seeding as a cost-effective technique for riparian revegetation
4.7 – Assessment of Phragmites expansion and control measures at the Seaford Wetlands

More information on these projects can be found here