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Research Portfolio 2012


A list of projects undertaken by MDFRC in 2012. For more information on any of these projects contact MDFRC.

Drain L & M Management & Diversion Rules (project 422)           

Monitoring the ecological response of Commonwealth environmental water delivered in 2011-12 (project 410)               

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

Assessment  of the response of aquatic taxa to blackwater in the southern Murray-Darling Basin (project 419) 

Integrated Ecological Condition Assessment (IECA) Framework ‚ÄėProof of Concept‚Äô trial at two Victorian Living Murray Icon Sites (Hattah Lakes and Barmah Forest) (project 413)¬†¬†¬†¬†

Improving the efficiency use of environmental flows (project 424)         

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (project 302)       

Ecological responses to altered flow regimes (project 342)         

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

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)       

The Living Murray Icon Site Condition Monitoring - Lindsay-Mulcra-Wallpolla amd Hattah Lakes (project 398)     

Monitoring program for fish and vegetation communities in Kings Billabong (project 401)            

Assessment of drifting fish larvae in the Murray River (Mildura) in spring/summer 2011-2012 (project 406)         

Sandilong Creek Carp Electrofishing  (project 426)           

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)   

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

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

Water Quality  Monitoring in Lower-darling River associated with the transfer of water from Menindee lakes to Murray River 2011-2012m (project 407)               

Ecological resilience in the Murray-Darling Basin 2011-2012 (project 411)              

Drought Monitoring (project 214b)        

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

Monitoring the effects of Willow removal (project 364)               

Implementation of the Darling Anabranch Adaptive Management Monitoring Plan (project 351)              39

Value of environmental watering during drought years (project 404)     

Integrated Pest Management (project 219)       

Monitor dissolved oxygen and water quality around Barmah Millewa Forest (project 408)           

Monitoring impacts of the carp migration into Washpen Creek  (project 415)     

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)    

Etwanda and Bob Corbound Wetlands ‚ÄėState of the Wetlands‚Äô Surveys ‚Äď Autumn 2012 (project 421)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

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

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

Fish Surveys of Carrs, Cappitts and Bunberoo Creek System, Lower Murray Darling NSW (project 420)  

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