GDE and waterhole persistence mapping over Gulf of Carpentaria (Cape York, Flinders, Gilbert catchments), and northern Murray Darling Basin, QLD and NSW. Data to be suitable for release on Queensland Government’s Wetland Info online. Timeseries analysis of imagery for pre-field and post-field assessment of water resource assets based on regional Landsat imagery (1985-2015).
Our products have been assessed by the Queensland Herbarium and the Bureau of Meteorology and have been accepted as an improvement in the previous mapping of GDEs. The products have been integrated into the Queensland Herbarium GDE mapping products and the Bureau’s GDE Atlas and are be used by the Queensland Government to inform policy on a regional scale.
Mapping waterhole refuges after flow events in Lower Balonne, NSW and QLD. The purpose of this project is to map the distribution and characteristics of refugial waterholes, and to determine no-flow durations for environmental flows. It also investigated waterholes in the Barwon-Darling, to understand the permanence of refugial waterholes across the northern Basin.
Marshall J.C, Menke N., Crook D.A, Lobegeiger J., Balcombe S., Huey J., Fawcett J., Bond N., Starkey A, Sternberg D, Linke S. and Arthington A.H. 2016. Go with the flow: the movement behaviour of fish from isolated waterhole refugia during connecting flow events in an intermittent dryland river. Freshwater Biology, 61, pp. 1242-1258.
Cousins K., Marshall J., Lobegeiger J., Bowlen J., Ng S., Foster N., Prior A., Starkey A., Thoms M., Reid M., Hofmann H, Larsen J., Sluggett A. 2015. Waterhole refuge mapping and analysis of persistence in the northern Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Joint Conference for the New Zealand