[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100451]
Researchers Dr Fiona Valesini; A/Prof Matthew Hipsey; Prof Bradley Eyre; Prof Paul Plummer; Dr Kieryn Kilminster; Prof Michael Elliott
Brief description This project aims to facilitate sustainable development in a fast-growing coastal region (Peel-Harvey, south-western Australia). By exploiting 30+ year data sets for this catchment-estuary system and integrating ecological, hydrological, biogeochemical, modelling and socio-economic expertise, this project seeks to link primary catchment drivers to estuarine health response (up to higher fauna), quantify estuarine ecological health and ecosystem services under historical and future scenarios, and test resilience across the human–natural system. Envisaged outcomes include evidence-based catchment planning solutions that optimise trade-offs between socio-economic development goals and minimal downstream impacts on estuarine health.
Funding Amount $541,405
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects