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Research Portfolio 2010


A list of projects undertaken at MDFRC in 2010. For more information on any of these projects please contact MDFRC.

Focus Farm Wetland Study (project 348)             

Interim maintenance and breeding of captive Murray hardyhead from Rocky Gully Wetland (Murray Bridge, South Australia) (project 310)

Determining Watering Regimes to Protect Floodplains under Hyper-Drought Conditions (project 246)   

The Living Murray 2008-2009 Condition Monitoring Lindsay‚ÄďMulcra‚ÄďWallpolla Islands and Hattah Lakes (project 283)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

The Living Murray 2009-2010 Condition Monitoring Lindsay‚ÄďMulcra‚ÄďWallpolla Islands and Hattah Lakes (project 323)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

The Living Murray 2010-2011 Condition Monitoring Lindsay‚ÄďMulcra‚ÄďWallpolla Islands and Hattah Lakes (project 363)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Fish requirements for the proposed river rehabilitation of the Lindsay-Mullaroo System (project 337)

An evaluation of the proposed Chowilla Creek environmental regulator on large-bodied fish species (project 312)          

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (project 302)       

Ecological responses to altered flow regimes (project 342)         

Monitoring of Broken Creek: Water Quality and System Understanding - Azolla III (project 211-2)

Effects of turbidity on native fish populations: an ecosystems-scale experiment (project 292)   

Fish Spawning and Recruitment in the Lachlan River ‚Äď Stage 2 (project 317)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Mt Buffalo Peatlands Ecological Risk Assessment ‚Äď Water Quality Assessment Program (project 346)

Translocation and monitoring of three sites for Murray hardyhead (Craterocephalus fluviatilis) 2009-2010; and maintenance of back up captive populations from Cardross Basin 1 and Lake Hawthorn (July 2009-June 2010) (project 333)    

Ducks Foot Lagoon, Baggs Lagoon and Sandilong Creek backwater for Acid Sulfate Soil Assessment (project 345)             

Assessment of lateral fish movement to and from Margooya Lagoon when re-connection to the Murray River is provided (project 355)    

Ecological Risk Assessment Mullaroo Creek (project 357)             

Margooya Lagoon Fish Movement Spring 2010 (project 371)      

Interpretation of analysis data from perennial and ephemeral streams in the Murray Catchment (project 264) 

Climate Change Monitoring in the Murray River Catchment using Macroinvertebrates (project 318)

Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Program 2007/08 to 2009/10 (project 244)           

Biological Assessment of the Murray-Darling Basin using monitoring of the macroinvertebrates community structure (project 368) (Continuation of project 244)       

Mitta Mitta River Catchment Long-Term Monitoring project : Continuation of the existing ecological monitoring of the river health below Dartmouth Dam and the additional monitoring sites in the Upper Mitta Mitta Catchment (project 291) (Continuation of project 266)   

Drought Contingency Monitoring of NSW Wetlands‚ÄďEuston Lakes system (project 247)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Drought Contingency Monitoring of NSW Wetlands ‚Äď Back Creek and Tumudgery Creek (project 250)

Implementing a systems approach to support adaptive management of river wetland health in the Murray-Darling Basin (project 248)    

Comprehensive Review of the 1980‚Äď2008 Murray River Monitoring Data (project 330)¬†¬†

Comprehensive Review of the 1998‚Äď2008 Mitta Mitta River Monitoring Data (project 331)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Research Opportunities during the refilling of Euston Lakes (project 336)            

Assessing the importance of water-borne propagule movement for establishment of aquatic vegetation in a long-dry wetland (project 352)  

Murray Icon Sites Application project 2010-2011 (project 359)   

Assessing the effectiveness of environmental flows on fish recruitment, water quality and secondary productivity in Barmah-Millewa (project 366)  

River Murray Water Quality Monitoring Program: Phytoplankton data trend analysis 1980-2009 (project 367)     

Study into the Blackwater aspects of the Koondrook Perricoota Forest Flood Enhancement project . (project 369)           

Drought Monitoring (project 214b)        

On-Going Maintenance - Online guide to the Identification and Ecology of Australian Freshwater Invertebrates (project 34) and (project 300)           

Riverina Vegetation Survey (project 344)            

Murray Irrigation Area Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring (project 86)          

Minimising Environmental Damage from Water Recovery from Inland Wetlands: Determining water regimes to minimise the impact of sulfidic sediments (potential acid sulfate soils) (project 228)          

Optimising Environmental Watering Protocols to Maximise Benefits to Native Fish Populations (project 229)     

The Farms, Rivers and Markets project : Catchment Scale Demonstration of Integrated Water Management (project 296)               

Angler Diaries for Gunbower Island: Community contribution to knowledge generation of fish distribution across Gunbower Island (project 320)

Wetland and Waterway Condition Assessments (project 329)   

Gunbower, Koondrook, Perricoota Icon Site Fish Surveys (project 353)

Monitoring and assessment of the efficiency of the Gunbower Weir fishway and Thompsons Weir fishway        

Willows Monitoring (project 274)            

Monitoring the effects of Willow removal (project 364)               

Implementation of the Darling Anabranch Adaptive Management Monitoring Plan (project 351)             

Determining the resilience of fish populations to drought in unregulated rivers (project 272)     

Reviewing information on the ecology of the purple‚Äďspotted gudgeon, Mogurnda adspersa (Eleotridae), in Australian rivers (project 297)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Impact of sulfidic sediments on the viability of dormant propagules (project 328)            

Chowilla Floodplain: Water Quality risks associated with Schedule A (2009/2010) watering of Chowilla floodplain at Coppermine Floodplain and in an channel water level rise at Punkah Creek (project 335)             

Integrated Pest Management (project 219)