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2017 MDFRC eNewsletter

MDFRC eNewsletter Edition 1

2016 Murray-Darling Basin Seminar Series David Papps

David Papps Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Managing and Understanding Environmental Water

Red Copperburr has been discovered in Victoria

It’s not every day you find a new plant species to add to your state tally. Although widespread throughout arid NSW, the Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) have made the first discovery of Red Copperburr (Sclerolaena calcarata) for Victoria

North East Victorian Carp Conference 2015

Paul Brown from The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Mildura will join speakers and delegates at the North East Victorian Carp Conference 2015 to share the latest information about carp and their control.

Media Release: Winner of the 2015 Terry J. Hillman Honours Educational Prize announced

Mr. James Anderson will be presented with a cheque for $3000 as the recipient of the 2015 Terry J. Hillman Honours Educational Prize, administered by The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in Wodonga.

MDB EWKR: Murray-Darling Basin environmental watering research sites and research questions

Murray-Darling Basin environmental watering research sites and research questions have been decided.

Etiwanda Wetland interpretive sign and pamphlet

New interpretive sign and pamphlets enhance community understanding of the role of native vegetation in freshwater systems.

Media Release: New home for a Mallee Battler

Threatened native fish species recovery action: Murray hardyhead population boom in the Riverland (SA), in response to environmental watering enables translocation of 2500 fish to new home in the Victorian Mallee. More 'strongholds' for Murray hardyheads means less risk of further species decline.

NATA accreditation in Analytical chemistry and Biological testing

NATA accreditation in Analytical chemistry and Biological testing

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre new Board of Management

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre new Board of Management

Murray-Darling Basin Seminar Series: Development of fish passage technology in the Lower Mekong and Murray-Darling Basins

A presentation as part of the Murray-Darling basin Seminar Series, by Jarrod McPherson.

A freshwater research update from Lao People's Democratic Republic

MDFRC staff are contributing to freshwater research and wetland investigations in Lao PDR, with the objective of rehabilitating fish stocks and wetlands while maintaining rice production on floodplains.

FREE screening of the film Project Wild Thing: let's get more kids (and their parents) outdoors....

Project Wild Thing, a film-led movement to get more kids (and their parents) outdoors reconnecting with nature so that they are happier and healthier. The film is PG rated and intended for parents, teachers and educators.

DNA barcoding of freshwater macroinvertebrates: a workshop hosted by MDFRC

On October 30th 2014, The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre hosted a DNA Barcoding workshop. The workshop brought together people working on freshwater macroinvertebrates to discuss DNA barcoding of Australia’s macroinvertebrate fauna. Seventeen delegates attended and expertise ranged from professionals in water management, biological monitoring, taxonomy, genetics, and ecology. A list of recommendations and some proactive plans eventuated from the workshop.

2014 Wise Water Ways Workshop - registration is now open

The MDFRC is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Wise Water Ways Workshop. The workshop will be held in Beechworth, 27-31 October at the George Kerferd Hotel. Registration is now open.

High Water: ABC Landline Hattah Lakes story

MDFRC and Mallee CMA team members talk to Landline about the response at Hattah Lakes to environmental watering.

Joint Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Society for Limnology Congress

The 30th of June to the 4th of July 2014 marked the first joint congress of the Australian Society of Fish Biology and the Australian Society of Limnology in Darwin, Northern Territory. Ten members of MDFRC made the winter migration north to a warmer climate.

Identifying the research priorities for new large scale Murray-Darling Basin environmental watering project

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre is coordinating a new large scale environmental water knowledge generating project. Research priority identification has been designed as an inclusive process, to enable environmental water managers and researchers alike to contribute their expertise and ideas.

MDFRC annual all staff meeting

In mid August all staff from both laboratories of the MDFRC set aside time to convene in Moama for three days of workshops and knowledge sharing to ensure that the shared vision for the future of MDFRC is clear and achievable.

Cultural Science facilitator at MDFRC: Deb Bogenhuber

Deb Bogenhuber, Freshwater Ecologist at MDFRC has taken on the new role of Cultural Science facilitator for the Centre. Deb’s role as Cultural Science facilitator will focus on understanding and improving the emerging knowledge base about cultural flows.

DNA barcoding: freshwater aquatic macroinvertebrates

New print friendly fact sheet about DNA barcoding of aquatic macroinvertebrates

Hi! My name is Murray: Murray hardyhead....

A collaborative awareness raising project that lead to the publication of a children's picture book.

RipRap Edition 37: Rivers of Carbon - Rivers of Life

RipRap 37 focuses on carbon in the context of rivers and the riparian zone. In three articles, MDFRC researchers discuss the different roles and functions of carbon in river foodwebs and processes. Relevant information on freshwater research, ecology and environmental flows.

Murray Local Land Services host Carp-o-mania - the great carp carnival!

Murray Local Land services hosted the great carp carnival once again on Sunday 30 March at Apex Park, Lake Mulwala, and the MDFRC team were happy to be able to help.

2014 Rotary Murray-Darling School of Freshwater Research

19 years of environmental teaching about freshwater research, freshwater ecology, wetlands, rivers and environmental flows in the Murray-Darling Basin. A collaborative project supported by Rotary and The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre.

PhD candidate Slade Allen-Ankins awarded a CSIRO Flagship Postgraduate Scholarship

Top PhD student recognised with CSIRO top up scholarship.

@MuDFReaCk on twitter (follow from our home page)

Some highlights from our twitter account.

Freshwater researchers and caddisflies at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania

MDFRC freshwater ecology expertise provided to help with Hubert Duprat's installation featuring bejewelled caddisfly larvae at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania.

Role of fungi in wetlands - Publication in prestigious on line journal

A highly respected scientific journal, 'PLOS ONE', has published the research work of a PhD student from La Trobe University in Albury-Wodonga.