“We found that prawns collected closer to shore had higher concentrations of potential pollutants” says Dr Munroe
If there is too much sediment and nutrients, delivered by floods from land-based erosion, algal blooms can occur that have negative effects on the Great Barrier Reef
“Arctic rivers are some of the most pristine in the world and supply 11% of the world’s river flow, but they are rapidly changing due to climate change and other human impacts” says Dr Ryan Burrows from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University.
The Brisbane Declaration has been renewed. “More than ever, we need to ensure that our environment is getting the water it needs”, explains Emeritus Professor Angela Arthington
New climate records shows droughts and floods happened more often in Brisbane’s past than currently believed
May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity and researchers at the Australian Rivers Institute are trying to better protect freshwater biodiversity
Groundwater is being extracted at unsustainable levels worldwide but we still don’t fully understand the implications for the life that depends on this diminishing water source. But our research is changing this explains Dr Ryan Burrows
Restoring riparian habitats can offset stream warming and help protect a threatened Australian fish species
New paper finds drying of rivers is a key predictor of where biodiversity occurs
The sediment beneath a rivers surface can be a ‘hotspot’ of organic carbon decomposition, even when the surface water dries“ explains Dr Ryan Burrows.