"What an exciting time to be a marine scientist! Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way we monitor coastal seas."
By Deputy Director David Hamilton Read Time: 421 words, 5 minutes. Recent funding from Water Research Australia to support a consortium of researchers to work on the effect that low reservoir levels has on water quality is providing impetus to better understand the effects of climate change of water storages. These storages are vital for [...]
"Seagrasses are marvellous coastal ecosystems that provide a range of critical ecosystem functions and services, including climate regulation and fisheries production, however they are under threat."
"The Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) was recently named the number one global water security think tank by the ‘2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report’"
“We look forward to undertaking expanded pilot trials to evaluate solutions for advanced fertiliser delivery and the management of agricultural pollutants – representing a tangible opportunity to support sustainable food production.”
Australian Rivers Institute Director Professor Stuart Bunn. Photo Australian Rivers Institute. Author: Australian Rivers Institute Director Stuart Bun Magazine Link: Magazine - Read Time: 711words, about 6 minutes. After an unavoidable delay, I welcome you to this edition of the Australian Rivers Institute Magazine. Looking back over the past year, it is quite remarkable to [...]
“With fisheries for example, seagrasses provide nursery habitat for juvenile fish and foraging grounds for about 25% of the world’s biggest fisheries.
"We identified associations between pressures and measured changes in seagrass extent and found that seagrasses are especially under threat from poor water quality and destructive fisheries like trawling."
"We’ve entered the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. As the world ramps up their restoration efforts in response to widespread environmental degradation, we need to maximise success and the benefits that the environment and humanity get from these efforts."
"As the frequency and severity of bushfires increase due to climate change, Australian biodiversity is facing significant threats. A range of strategies and policies are in place to manage the damage of fires on species and ecosystems, including the use of fire-fighting chemicals."
"Our research, published today, paints a grim picture. We estimate that even under the most optimistic emissions scenarios, we’ll see dramatic reductions in coral reef growth globally. The good news is that 63% of all reefs in this emissions scenario will still be able to grow by 2100."