[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140104178]
Researchers Dr Patricia Saco; Prof Garry Willgoose; Mr David Tongway; Dr Mariano Moreno de las Heras; Prof Praveen Kumar; Prof John Wainwright;
Brief description Semiarid rangelands cover over 70 per cent of the Australian continent. These areas already face serious degradation problems. Observed trends in rainfall variability indicate that high rainfall pulses and dry periods will intensify, with serious implications for hydrology and erosion. The impact of these trends in addition to increasing human pressures could have devastating socioeconomic consequences for these areas. This project, by examining in detail the hydrologic and soil transport processes in semiarid rangelands, will lead to: better understanding of the dryland response to anthropogenic and climatic stresses; and, improvement of strategies and methods for the management and restoration of these areas.
Funding Amount 420000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects