Flow-MER Fridays: Series 1

Webinar 2: Developing an environmental water energetics response model

As part of the Flow-MER Food Webs and Water Quality theme, we are developing a bioenergetic food web model by incorporating a range of existing and new data relating to food web dynamics in wetlands, flood channels and rivers during Commonwealth environmental watering. In this webinar, we talk about the model and how we plan to use it to demonstrate rates of carbon transfer and production in food webs under different environmental flow scenarios, exploring two key questions:

  • How does environmental watering influence the flow of energy through to vertebrate consumers such as fish and birds?
  • How can energetics response model support the prediction of trophic carrying capacity of rivers and wetlands in response to environmental water delivery?


Paul McInerney

James Hitchcock

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