[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100093]
Researchers Dr Ben Kefford; Dr Susan Nichols; Dr Bruce Chessman; Prof Ary Hoffmann; Prof Ralph Mac Nally; Dr Maria Jose Gomez Ramos; Mr Leon Metzeling; Mr Peter Goonan; Dr Michael Warne
Brief description This project aims to develop indices that link change in invertebrate communities to specific environmental stressors, and combine these indices with innovative, low cost molecular approaches to species identification to rapidly identify the causes of decline. River health assessment methods, usually based on aquatic invertebrates, identify if rivers are impaired but must be developed to identify the causes of decline. The intended outcomes are improved sustainable water resource management within and among states, and improved natural resource policy development.
Funding Amount $340,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects