Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre, $117,732
Dr Paul Humphries, Dr Alison King (Charles Darwin University), Dr Keller Kopf, Dr Nicole McCasker and Dr Rick Stoffels (CSIRO/MDRFC) and Dr Brenton Zampatti (SARDI)
This project was part of Phase 2, the implementation component, of the Murray Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research (EWKR) project which is being managed by the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre, and is funded by the Australian Government's Department of Environment.
The project involved a desktop literature review/conceptualisation, which used the Murray-Darling Basin as a case study. The project integrated river ecosystem models, fish life history theory, fish behaviour, physiology and recruitment into one model, as relevant to riverine fishes.
Specifically the project:
Conference papers & proceedings - Institute for Land, Water and Society
Humphries, P., McCasker, N., Kopf, R.K, King, A., Zampatti, B., Stoffels, R. & Price, A. (2016) A conceptual synthesis of flow-recruitment relationships for riverine fishes. Presented at the Australian Society for Limnology Conference, Sept 26-30, Ballarat.
Presentation to the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation-Water planning, Ecology and Science Division in Brisbane, in February, 2017.
A paper is being prepared.
The key outcome from this project was a flow-fish recruitment model- a conceptual model which allows the prediction of the survival of young stages of fish under various flow scenarios in the Murray-Darling Basin. It has led to a three year on-ground data-collection project 'Relative importance of key recruitment drivers across multiple spatial scales and interaction with flow-reach scale.'
Dr Paul Humphries