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Research Portfolio 2011


A list of projects undertaken by MDFRC in  2011. For more information on any of these projects please contact MDFRC.

Captive maintenance and breeding of Murray Hardyhead from South Australian populations (Disher Creek and Berri Evaporation Basin) June 2011 – June 2012 (project 310)

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

The Living Murray 2010-2011 Condition Monitoring Lindsay–Mulcra–Wallpolla Islands and Hattah Lakes (project 363)     

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (project 302)       

Ecological responses to altered flow regimes (project 342)         

Barmah-Millewa Blackwater Monitoring (project 376)   

Impact of Lake Mokoan Decommissioning on Water Quality and Fish Communities within the Broken River (project 378)               

Fish Spawning and Recruitment in the Lachlan River – Stage 2 (project 317)        

Ecological Risk Assessment Mullaroo Creek (project 357)             

Margooya Lagoon Fish Movement Spring 2010 (project 371)      

Maintenance of captive populations from Cardross Basin 1, Lake Hawthorn, Round and Woorinen North Lakes (July 2010 to June 2011) and fish, water quality and habitat monitoring at Mallee sites in 2010/2011 (project 333)       

Assessment of the fish community in Lake Kramen (North West Victoria) upon re-inundation after a 17 year dry spell (project 392)    

Assessment of fish movement between Butlers Creek and the Murray River, Winter (project 399)         

Assessment of fish community in Margooya Lagoon post Murray River flooding (project 402)    

Scoping study of increased environmental flows between the Hume Weir and Lake Mulwala (project 395)         

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

River Murray Biological (Macroinvertebrate) Monitoring Program (project 393) (Continuation of project 368)   

Drought Contingency Monitoring of NSW Wetlands–Euston Lakes system (project 247 - Extension) – 2011 Single Survey of Euston Lakes     

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)   

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

Comprehensive Review of the 1980–2008 Murray River Monitoring Data (project 330)  

Comprehensive Review of the 1998–2008 Mitta Mitta River Monitoring Data (project 331)          

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

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

To collate data relating to Blackwater events currently occurring in the Basin (project 380)          

Understanding Blackwater generated from the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest (project 381)        

The Response of a large lowland river to the transition from drought to flood at key sites Barmah-Milewa  (project 394)               

Drought Monitoring (project 214b)        

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)

Monitoring and assessment of the efficiency of the Gunbower Weir fishway and Thompsons Weir fishway (project 372)               

Gunbower Island Annual Fish Monitoring Autumn 2011 (project 390)    

Monitoring the effects of Willow removal (project 364)               

Undertake a survey of the large bodied fish community in Lake Moodemere – with specific reference to the presence/absence of Catfish (project 370). Lake Moodemere Environmental Watering Plan      

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

Reviewing information on the ecology of the purple–spotted gudgeon, Mogurnda adspersa (Eleotridae), in Australian rivers (project 297)        

Integrated Pest Management (project 219)