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Sep 20

Lakkari Art: Frogs

Frogs are a key player in aquatic habitats. They provide important ecosystem services through living as predator, prey and everything in between. We collaborated with Gamilaroi Yuwaalaraay artist, Lakkari Pitt, to help us portray the frogs that inhabit the aquatic ecosystems we study. We love the artwork and stories she produced.

Click play below to hear Lakkari describe her Frog piece and click on the artwork above to explore the full artwork and its story for yourself.

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Sep 20

Lakkari Art: Fish

Fish and rivers have been intimately linked for millions of years, and fish and humans for thousands. River conditions are reflected in the health of fish populations and communities; with variations to such aspects having implications for river-depenent Aboriginal Nations pre-European settlement, and today. We collaborated with Gamilaroi Yuwaalaraay artist, Lakkari Pitt, to help us portray the fish that inhabit the rivers we study. We love the artwork and stories she produced.

Click play below to hear Lakkari describe her Fish piece and click on the artwork above to explore the full artwork and its story for yourself.

 

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Sep 20

Lakkari Art: Waterbirds

Birds that are dependent on aquatic ecosystems for some or all of their lifecycle are termed waterbirds. Measuring waterbird abundance and diversity helps to determine the health of the ecosystems they inhabit. We collaborated with Gamilaroi Yuwaalaraay artist, Lakkari Pitt, to help us portray the waterbirds that inhabit the aquatic ecosystems we study. We love the artwork and stories she produced.

Click play below to hear Lakkari describe her Waterbird piece and click on the artwork above to explore the full artwork and its story for yourself.

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Sep 20

Lakkari Art: Vegetation

Australia’s floodplains, wetlands and riverine ecosystems are characterised by unique, diverse and often iconic vegetation. We collaborated with Gamilaroi Yuwaalaraay artist, Lakkari Pitt, to help us portray the vegetation within the aquatic ecosystems we study. We love the artwork and stories she produced.

Click play below to hear Lakkari describe her Vegetation piece and click on the artwork above to explore the full artwork and its story for yourself.

 

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Sep 20

Lakkari Art: Food webs

Food webs show how food and energy resources such as microbes, algae and reeds are connected with consumers such as waterbugs, fish and waterbirds. We collaborated with Gamilaroi Yuwaalaraay artist, Lakkari Pitt, to help us portray the food webs within the wetlands we study. We love the artwork and stories she produced.

Click play below to hear Lakkari describe her Food web piece and click on the artwork above to explore the full artwork and its story for yourself.

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Sep 20

Lakkari Art: Hydrology

Hydrology is the science of Earth’s water, particularly its properties and movement in relation to the land. We collaborated with Gamilaroi Yuwaalaraay artist, Lakkari Pitt, to help us portray the hydrology of the rivers and landscapes we study. We love the artwork and stories she produced. 

Click play below to hear Lakkari describe her Hydrology piece and click on the artwork above to explore the full artwork and its story for yourself.

14

Sep 20

Northern Basin 2019-20 Summary


The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO) have now released the Northern Basin 2019-20 Summary. This publication includes a fact sheet highlighting the use of Commonwealth Environmental Water in the 2019-20 water year in the northern Murray-Darling Basin. Click the image above to take a look.

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Aug 20

Olive 2020 – a time to walk and reflect

What is olive, you say?

Olive is the nickname given to a simple yet special day we embrace here at 2rog Consulting. It’s a day to reflect and listen while pacing through the great outdoors.

Check out the full story below

Olive 2020

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Jul 20

Wading through the Warrego

Looking west over Booka Dam (Toorale National Park) during golden hour. Photo – Shjarn Winkle

Reflections of a rookie Environmental Consultant’s first trip to Toorale National Park for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Program.

Continue reading: Issue No. 9 – Wading through the Warrego

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Jul 20

‘Big dry’ survivors

Image: A juvenile Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii) in the Gwydir River. Photo – NSW DPI-Fisheries

The past five years have been challenging, to say the least, for many fish species within the Gwydir Valley, particularly regarding spawning and recruitment (aka. breeding). This has made the recent findings from the NSW Fisheries team all the more exciting. The team found that Murray cod and Freshwater catfish populations of the Gwydir Valley have had great breeding success in the past 12 months, demonstrating the resilience of both species during the ‘big dry’. Click through to read the full story from the NSW Fisheries team. 

Continue reading: Issue No. 8 – ‘Big dry’ survivors