Several scientists from the Goyder Institute for Water Research participated in the Project Coorong’s World Wetlands Day Science Forum that was held in Goolwa in February. The Science Forum gave members of the local community the opportunity to hear about the research underway in the Coorong.
Institute researchers shared their findings to date across the different components of the Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Trials and Investigations project:
- Nutrient dynamics – Professor Luke Mosley, University of Adelaide
- Aquatic plants and algae – Professor Michelle Waycott, University of Adelaide
- Coorong hydrodynamic modelling – Dr Matt Gibbs, Department for Environment and Water
- Coorong fish – Associate Professor Qifeng Ye and Chris Brice, South Australian Research and Development Institute
- Macroinvertebrates – Professor Sabine Dittmann, Flinders University
- Waterbirds – Dr Thomas Prowse, University of Adelaide
- Lower lakes ecology (vegetation, threatened fish and frogs) – Dr Jason Nicol, SARDI, and Scotte Wedderburn, University of Adelaide
- Climate adaptation – Dr Mike Dunlop, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Science and Integration – Professor Michelle Waycott, Department for Environment and Water
Tim Hartman Senior and Candice Love from the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation also presented at the Science Forum, speaking on Ngarrindjeri knowledge, while Peter Mettam from the Coorong Infrastructure Investigations Project updated participants on their investigations to date.
You can watch videos of the presentations, read abstracts from the various themes discussed at the event, or read a document outlining highlights from the day’s presentations.
The Institute’s Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Trials and Investigations project is a great example of our collaborative principles in action. You can find out more about the project by contacting Institute Acting Director Dr Alec Rolston or visiting Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin. Project Coorong also sends out program updates every two months – email email@example.com to be added to their list.
The Trials and Investigations project is part of the Department for Environment and Water’s Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin Program, which is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments.