Selected Areas

Reading the Goulburn River — Winter 2024

by FLOW-MER • July 1, 2024
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Taungurung and Yorta Yorta Country and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Winter Issue | 2024 Reading the Goulburn RiverReading the Goulburn River“Life is good, but it’s better on rivers.” Explore the Lower Goulburn River as it changes through the seasons. Welcome to the Winter edition [...]

Rakali research in the Murrumbidgee

by Anna Turner • April 16, 2024
Rakali research in the Murrumbidgee Interview with PhD student Emmalie Sanders Emmalie Sanders is a PhD student with the School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University. She has spent the last few years conducting research on rakali (native water rats) in the Murrumbidgee catchment area. We caught up with Emmalie to [...]

Reading the Goulburn River — Autumn 2024

by FLOW-MER • April 9, 2024
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Taungurung and Yorta Yorta Country and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Autumn Issue | 2023-24 Reading the Goulburn RiverReading the Goulburn River“Life is good, but it’s better on rivers.” Explore the Lower Goulburn River as it changes through the seasons. Welcome to the Autumn edition [...]

Investigating the water requirements of the endangered Australasian bittern

by Skye Wassens et al. • April 3, 2024
Investigating the water requirements of the endangered Australasian bittern By Skye Wassens (CSU), Elizabeth Znidersic (CSU), Sarah Talbot (CSU), Andrew Hall (CSU), Jennifer Spencer (DCCEW), and Helen P. Waudby (DCCEW) Detecting Australasian bitterns can be a challenge. They are listed as Endangered in Australia with only 1300 estimated left in the wild nationally. They are [...]

Where have all the freshwater mussels gone?

by Margrit Beemster • February 21, 2024
Where have all the freshwater mussels gone? Author: Margrit Beemster Photo credit: Michael Griffin and Nicole McCasker, Charles Sturt University It wasn’t that long ago that freshwater mussels numbered in their “hundreds of thousands” throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. “Most people I’ve spoken to have stories of mussels being everywhere when they were children, but now [...]

Waterbird breeding in the Lower Murrumbidgee wetlands

by Jennifer Spencer et al. • January 18, 2024
Waterbird breeding in the Lower Murrumbidgee wetlands By Jennifer Spencer (NSW DCCEEW), Kate Brandis (UNSW), Roxane Francis (UNSW), Sarah Talbot and Anna Turner (CSU) | Murrumbidgee Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) Program Many waterbird species can nest together, often in very large numbers, these include cormorants, pelicans, ibis, egrets and herons. We closely monitor waterbird [...]

Reading the Goulburn River — Summer 2023

by FLOW-MER • December 20, 2023
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Taungurung and Yorta Yorta Country and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Summer Issue | 2023-24 Reading the Goulburn RiverReading the Goulburn River“Life is good, but it’s better on rivers.” Explore the Lower Goulburn River as it changes through the seasons. IN THIS ISSUE: Bank vegetation [...]

Higher diversity of turtle species observed at wetland sites which receive environmental water delivery

by Anna Turner • December 14, 2023
Higher diversity of turtle species observed at wetland sites which receive environmental water delivery By Anna Turner | Murrumbidgee Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) Program The Murrumbidgee River, including its tributaries and wetlands, is home to three species of freshwater river turtles. Two of these species fit in the genus Chelodina, known as snake-neck turtles. [...]

From little things…

by Adam Kerezy • November 8, 2023
From Little Things... The evolution of environmental education in the mid-Lachlan By Adam Kerezsy | Lachlan Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) Program I became involved with the communication and engagement component of the FlowMER program in the Lachlan following returning to my home in Lake Cargelligo following an extended period working in western Queensland. That [...]

Introducing Our Gomeroi Cultural Advisor

by Tamara Kermode • October 30, 2023
News From Our Last Cultural Catch-up and Introducing Our Gomeroi Cultural Advisor Author: Tamara Kermode | Traditional Gamilaaraay Language of the Gomeroi nation used in this article (H. White & B. Duncan – Speaking Our Way, M. Mckemey). Kerrie Saunders is our newly appointed Cultural Advisor for the Gwydir Selected Area. Kerrie will be guiding [...]

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