The history of North Stradbroke Island's wetlands: defining natural climate variability in south-east Queensland and improving ecosystem management [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Dr J Tibby; Dr PT Moss; Dr GP Halverson; Dr J Fluin; Dr JC Marshall; Dr GB McGregor

Brief description South-east Queensland has among the fastest growing populations in Australia. It has also experienced severe drought lasting more than a decade. These combined pressures have led to the expenditure of more than $9 Billion on water resource development. However, it is not known whether the current drought is part of a natural cycle (or, importantly, if it represents the worst extremes in such a cycle). We will determine whether this is the case and, in doing so, contribute to national and international debates about the role of human-induced vs natural climate change.

Funding Amount $200,000

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