New Project Aims to Understand the Environmental Response of the Coorong to the 2022-2023 River Murray Flood Event

Associate Professore. Qifeng Ye (SARDI) holding a greenback flounder.

The Coorong is a unique wetland, which is culturally and environmentally significant at local, national and international scales. The reduction of fresh water inflow into the Coorong, exacerbated during the Millennium Drought (1996-2010), has led to a long-term ecological decline. In particular, hypersalinity and nutrient enrichment in the South Lagoon has impacted aquatic plants, invertebrates, […]

Goyder Institute welcomes three new staff to the team

We are delighted to welcome three new staff members who have recently joined the Goyder Institute team to help deliver the Institute’s new Research Centre in Goolwa. The Centre will undertake a range of work to investigate the ecological, cultural, economic, and social values of the nationally and internationally important Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray […]

Are you the Goyder Institute’s new Communications and Engagement Coordinator?

We are currently recruiting a passionate communicator to become our Communications and Engagement Coordinator for our new Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Research Centre based in Goolwa, South Australia. The role will oversee the communications and engagement activities of the Research Centre, working closely with the Centre’s three other staff, and under guidance of […]

Increased flushing vital to Coorong’s long-term health

A new study from Goyder Institute scientists has found that extremely high levels of salt and nutrients in the Coorong, an internationally important South Australian estuary at the end of the River Murray, is causing serious ecological harm. The researchers analysed more than 20 years of environmental data – from 1998 to 2021 – to […]

Ruppia restoration strategy released for southern Coorong

The Goyder Institute for Water Research has released a restoration strategy for the Ruppiacommunity of the Southern Coorong as part of the Healthy Coorong, Healthy Basin (HCHB) program,which is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments.Large-scale losses of the Ruppia community throughout the Millennium Drought and the impact offilamentous algal growth are exacerbating […]