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Vegetation

Monitoring of refuge patches created in the Edward/Kolety River by environmental water

by Margrit Beemster • February 2, 2023
Monitoring of refuge patches created in the Edward/Kolety River by environmental water Author: Margrit Beemster Banner image: Environmental water being released at the Lawson syphon escape into the Edward Kolety River near Deniliquin. Photo credit, Sam Lewis Following widespread flooding in spring and summer 2022/2023, hypoxic blackwater conditions have developed throughout the Murray River system [...]

Managing aquatic meadows in the Lowbidgee

by FLOW-MER • December 2, 2021
Managing aquatic meadows in the Lowbidgee Authors: Dr Damian Michael and Associate Professor Skye Wassens The Murrumbidgee River originates from wet heath and alpine bog communities in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales where it then flows north through the ACT before veering west to merge with the Murray River 1,485 km downstream.  As [...]

Monitoring at Moon Moon – diverse vegetation and poems about tiger snakes!

by Will Higgisson • October 7, 2021
Monitoring at Moon Moon: diverse vegetation and poems about tiger snakes! Author: Will Higgisson Over the past six years of monitoring, the Lachlan selected area has had the greatest diversity of plants recorded of all seven selected areas across the Murray-Darling Basin with a whopping 359 species recorded. This is quite an achievement considering that [...]

Supporting culturally significant native plants with environmental water

by FLOW-MER • June 29, 2021
Supporting culturally significant native plants with environmental water Author: Dr Will Higgisson For more than 60,000 years, over 40 Aboriginal nations have been caring for the Country that the Murray-Darling Basin is within. While diverse, Aboriginal peoples share cultural connection and custodial responsibility for water, which for thousands of generations has held meaning and purpose, [...]

Why are we drawn to rivers, wetlands and floodplains? What role do plants play in making these places special?

by Cherie Campbell • March 4, 2021
Why are we drawn to rivers, wetlands and floodplains? What role do plants play in making these places special? Tell us what you value (particularly about plants!) By Cherie Campbell There’s something special about rivers, wetland and floodplains - and for those of us who enjoy spending time in these places there is a strong [...]

We’re all in this together: Have your say about evaluating vegetation outcomes to environmental flows

by Cherie Campbell • November 23, 2020

Webinar: Understanding trends of woody vegetation using field evapotranspiration and remote sensing

by FLOW-MER • September 11, 2020

Spatial tool to assist with water management decisions in the Murray-Darling Basin

by Tanya Doody • March 3, 2020

Image: Young swans leaving their nest. the breeding event was in response to a flood which is critical to support biodiversity. Photo credit: Tanya Doody The Challenge A new tool, based on ground observations of riparian woody vegetation evapotranspiration has been developed using remote sensing to aid water accounting and management in the Murray-Darling Basin. […]


Response of riparian vegetation to drought and flood

by Tanya Doody • March 3, 2020

The Challenge In the past, estimates of water requirements of floodplain trees were based on past hydrology and inundation trends rather than quantitative measurements to understand how trees use water (when, where from in the soil profile) and the drivers of tree condition. During the Millennium Drought, more than 70% of iconic red gum stands […]


Unique, diverse and complex: The ever-changing face of wetland vegetation

by FLOW-MER • March 3, 2020

Wetland vegetation is a critical component of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. It provides habitat for a large array of animals and supports a wide range of ecological functions. Basin-scale monitoring and research projects are providing insights into just how diverse, unique and complex wetland plant communities are at a landscape scale. Floodplain wetlands in […]


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