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Impacts of hydrological changes on floodplain wetland biota

Chapter


Abstract


  • Floodplain wetland biota exhibit an intrinsic relationship with water whereby flooding is the 'principal driving force responsible for the existence, productivity and interactions of the major

    biota' (Junk et al. 1989, p. 10). This book documents the current knowledge base for key biota

    and their habitat and water requirements in the Murray-Darling Basin. However, there are

    knowledge gaps in our understanding of the associations between floodplain wetland biota and

    water, and specific relationships remain amorphous for many genera and species. Information

    regarding the water requirements of biota is particularly pertinent since water became a diminishing

    resource in the Murray-Darling Basin during the 20th century and is projected to

    continue its decline in the 21st century due to greenhouse warming-associated climate change.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Rogers, K. & Ralph, T. (2011). Impacts of hydrological changes on floodplain wetland biota. In K. Rogers & T. Ralph (Eds.), Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray-Darling Basin: Water and Habitat Requirements (pp. 311-328). Collingwood, Vic: CSIRO Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780643096288

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/686

Book Title


  • Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray-Darling Basin: Water and Habitat Requirements

Start Page


  • 311

End Page


  • 328

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic

Abstract


  • Floodplain wetland biota exhibit an intrinsic relationship with water whereby flooding is the 'principal driving force responsible for the existence, productivity and interactions of the major

    biota' (Junk et al. 1989, p. 10). This book documents the current knowledge base for key biota

    and their habitat and water requirements in the Murray-Darling Basin. However, there are

    knowledge gaps in our understanding of the associations between floodplain wetland biota and

    water, and specific relationships remain amorphous for many genera and species. Information

    regarding the water requirements of biota is particularly pertinent since water became a diminishing

    resource in the Murray-Darling Basin during the 20th century and is projected to

    continue its decline in the 21st century due to greenhouse warming-associated climate change.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Rogers, K. & Ralph, T. (2011). Impacts of hydrological changes on floodplain wetland biota. In K. Rogers & T. Ralph (Eds.), Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray-Darling Basin: Water and Habitat Requirements (pp. 311-328). Collingwood, Vic: CSIRO Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780643096288

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/686

Book Title


  • Floodplain Wetland Biota in the Murray-Darling Basin: Water and Habitat Requirements

Start Page


  • 311

End Page


  • 328

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic