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Australia's Murray Darling Basin: Freshwater ecosystem conservation options in an era of climate change

Pittock, James; Finlayson, Max

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River flows in the MurrayDarling Basin, as in many regions in the world, are vulnerable to climate change, anticipated to exacerbate current, substantial losses of freshwater biodiversity. Additional declines in water quantity and quality will have an adverse impact on existing freshwater ecosystems. We critique current river-management programs, including the proposed 2011 Basin Plan for Australia's MurrayDarling Basin, focusing primarily on implementing environmental flows. River management...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68589
Source: Marine and Freshwater Research
DOI: 10.1071/MF09319

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